Barcelona Transfer: Messi could join Premier League for £25 million a year, Depay signing close

Barcelona Transfer: Lionel Messi could join Premier League for £25 million a year, Memphis Depay signing imminent

Lionel Messi-Barcelona
Lionel Messi-Barcelona

Lionel Messi has been linked with a move away from the Spanish club for months now, and it appears that Manchester City could be able to land him in the summer if they are prepared to pay him £500,000 per week after tax.

According to reports, the superstar’s contract with the Spanish club runs out at the end of this season, and his father, Jorge Messi, has already begun the process of deciding his future.

Apparently, the 33-year-old Argentine is open to a short term contract with the option of another year if a club is willing to pay him £25 million a year.

Messi has worked with Pep Guardiola during their time together at Barcelona, and it remains to be seen whether he is open to a move to Manchester.

City are already the best team in the country right now, and adding someone like Messi to their ranks would help them win major trophies consistently.

If Manchester City agree to his wage demands, it would make Lionel Messi the highest-paid player in Premier League history.

Depay transfer close

Meanwhile, Barcelona are closing in on the transfer of Dutch forward Memphis Depay.

The Netherlands international is set to be a free agent at the end of this season, and he could prove to be a quality addition for the Spanish outfit on a free transfer.

Depay will add pace, flair and goals to the Barcelona attack.

The player has worked with Ronald Koeman during his time as the Netherlands manager, and he will be expecting the current Barcelona manager to hand him a crucial role in the side.