Manchester City still believes in Messi, Juventus is positioned on Cavani or Barça gets a discount on Wijnaldum, read the press review of Naija News 247 for September 6, 2020 from the latest information from the European football Newspaper.
Manchester City still believe in Messi
The Lionel Messi soap opera is over. At least for this year. The Argentinian chose to stay at FC Barcelona, as he announced a few days ago.
However, the Manchester Evening News doesn’t want to believe it’s totally over. “It’s not over,” even exclaims The Daily newspaper this Sunday.
For the media, Manchester City are still in pole position to attract La Pulga next summer, when he is free. Because yes, Messi will see his lease expire on June 30, 2021 and according to the Spanish press, can even negotiate with another club from January 1.
Sport Newspaper, nevertheless qualifies all this, explaining that Messi is waiting to know Barca’s new president (who will be nominated during the elections next March) before announcing his position for his future. He could be tempted by a contract extension in 2021-22, according to the new president.
Juventus position themselves on Cavani
While Luis Suarez is very close to signing up with Juventus, as reported by the Gazzetta dello sport this morning, the transfer window of number 9 in Turin is apparently not over.
If we are to believe Tuttosport this morning, the Old Lady, via its sports director, Fabio Paratici, have contacted another Uruguayan striker: Edinson Cavani.
Free of any contract after the end of his lease with Paris Saint-Germain, the former Neapolitan awaits a new challenge for next season.
He was very close to signing up with Benfica lately, but eventually the operation broke down for financial reasons. He would now be part of a short-list in Turin, along with Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Morata, drawn up in plan B, if Operation Suarez were to be blocked by Barça.
Barca get a discount on Wijnaldum
Georginio Wijnaldum is expected to be FC Barcelona’s first signee under the Ronald Koeman era. The Liverpool midfielder, who has a year of contract left on the Mersey side, Liverpool, has agreed for a few weeks with FC Barcelona to join the club.
It was now necessary to agree with the Reds on the transfer fee. It is not yet done, but according to the Daily Star, the English champions have accepted a discount in the face of Barca’s financial difficulties.
Instead of the requested £ 20million, they would accept a sum of £ 15 to drop him or € 16.8 million.
Good news for the Blaugrana, in lack of cash, especially since the about-face of Lionel Messi.