In recent hours, the European media have unveiled a lot of information on FC Barcelona’s plans for Lionel Messi. The opportunity to take stock.
Where will Lionel Messi play next season? If Manchester City seems to be in pole position, nothing is yet complete, in particular because FC Barcelona is very firm and requires that the clubs concerned pay 700 million euros, the release clause of the player.
However, we can easily imagine that the player will leave for a lower amount in the event of a transfer, and the European media are going there every one of their information concerning the offers or the plans of the Catalan club in recent hours.
Thus, The Team reveals for example that an offer of 250 million euros could convince the team led by Josep Maria Bartomeu to drop its number 10. A sum that the Citizens are however not able to pay currently.
For its part, the daily AS affirms on its front page that Barça’s plan is to touch 100 million euros in addition to recovering three players. The value of such an operation would be a priori exceed 250 million euros.
Manchester City are still far from Barca’s demands
In Addition, ESPN specifies that Manchester City is ready to pay an amount included between 100 and 150 million euros. As for the players to be exchanged, and contrary to what was said earlier in the week, Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez or Bernardo Silva are considered untransferable and will not be a priori enter into any operation.
There is still the option of seeing the six-fold Ballon d’Or spinning for free, in the event that justice proves him right.
As a reminder, in the Argentine clan we cling to this clause allowing him to leave freely at the end of each season. A clause that has expired, but the entourage of the person concerned believes that with the postponement of the season due to the coronavirus, it is still in force. Decidedly, this soap opera has only just begun …