Manchester City are thought to be exploring the possibility of signing Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
The Argentine superstar has been linked with a move away after Barcelona’s humiliating defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Apparently Lionel Messi is frustrated with the lack of ambition showed by the Spanish club and his ready to join a club that will match his ambitions.
A reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City could be the ideal next step in Lionel Messi’s career. The Argentine has worked with the Spaniard before at Barcelona and Guardiola managed to get the best out of him at the Spanish club.
Messi has a 700 million euro release clause and it won’t be an easy transfer for any side. Barcelona will have to lower their demands in order for the transfer to go through.
It will be interesting to see if Manchester City make an approach to sign the Argentine international in the coming weeks.
It is believed that the Premier League giants are currently considering whether it would be feasible to move for Messi given the financial fair play regulations.
If Manchester City somehow managed to sign the Barcelona superstar this summer it could be one of the greatest signings in Premier League history.
Messi would not only make them favourites to win every competition they are a part of.
It would have a major impact on Manchester City as a brand as well.
It will be interesting to see if Barcelona can persuade the Argentine superstar to continue at the Spanish club beyond this summer.
They have appointed Ronald Koeman as the new manager and the Dutchman has a massive challenge ahead of him as he tries to convince his best player to stay at the club.