Man City plot Lionel Messi transfer pursuit when window opens in January

Posted 1 week ago 18 Nov 2020 by Emmanuel

MANCHESTER CITY are ready to go back in for Lionel Messi this January.

City missed out on the Barcelona superstar in the summer when he was forced into staying after a bitter legal row.

But with the Argentine’s relationship with Barca still frosty and the Spanish club desperate for money, City are considering making a move in the upcoming transfer window.

It would be a sure sign of their commitment to boss Pep Guardiola, who is yet to agree a deal to stay at the Etihad beyond next summer.

Messi, 33, is out of contract at the end of the season and his club bosses are resigned to the fact their legendary striker may quit on a free.

But they need to cut costs drastically, with debts of £437million.

The chance to bring in any fee, possibly less than £50m, for the six-time World Player of the Year is one Barca may find too good to turn down.

Messi, who has scored 640 goals in 741 games for Barca, has struggled to produce his sparkling best this season under new boss Ronald Koeman.

His dip in form followed an amazing public outburst at the club who he claimed were going back on their word to let him leave over the summer, with City waiting in the wings to snap him up.

Messi ultimately lost the power struggle when Barca made it clear they would take legal action to stop him leaving — and since then the relationship between club and player has been cool at best.

City have retained their interest, believing they can lure him to the North West as soon as he is available.

And there is a belief the current situation could see them tempt Barca with an offer in the New Year to finally get his signature.

Crucially, Uefa rules now allow players to swap for a club in the Champions League in the second half of the season, even if he has taken part in the competition for another team in the group stages.

So capturing Messi would be a huge boost to City as Guardiola looks to finally deliver the European title the club and manager himself crave.

The City board are aware there is no concrete commitment Guardiola, 49, will stay on — but they hope landing his former Nou Camp maestro proves they will continue to back him transfer wise.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/13226324/man-city-lionel-messi-january-barcelona/

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So na this short man they wan use carry EPL. They wan use this messi reclaim their EPL abi na UCL they wan use am win.
City deyy amuse me sometimes, so sheik wan compete with Roman when it comes to throwing and wasting money around @Sharkmaster

1 week ago

Very soon barca will go into adminstration and they will be wound up like bury and Bolton if they don't reduce their wage bill..what rubbish. Sack messi ,sack pique.

Chaiii I see messi leaving barca this season but he is not coming to EPL cux they go injure am.I see him going to Dortmund ,PSG or inter.but he will suffocate in serieAA .they will kick his height till he reduces to d size of Amerigo buttered bread.no be so @Cassper

1 week ago

FTC FTC FTC shaaaaaaaa am out.

We move.

Wahala for Who no get oil.money to sign pussy.this is why Tebas hates city and will never reemploym guardiola to work in Spain cux city and bayern abi barren have screwed his head with oil,gold and silver.
No be so @Sharkmaster

1 week ago

EXBOSS: FTC FTC FTC shaaaaaaaa am out.

We move.

Wahala for Who no get oil.money to sign pussy.this is why Tebas hates city and will never reemploym guardiola to work in Spain cux city and bayern abi barren have screwed his head with oil,gold and silver.
No be so @Sharkmaster

Naso bro u no ur club poor na why una no fit sign any Pure start but for me I no be Messi or Ronalso fan but I no wan may him come city self

1 week ago

EXBOSS: Very soon barca will go into adminstration and they will be wound up like bury and Bolton if they don't reduce their wage bill..what rubbish. Sack messi ,sack pique.

Chaiii I see messi leaving barca this season but he is not coming to EPL cux they go injure am.I see him going to Dortmund ,PSG or inter.but he will suffocate in serieAA .they will kick his height till he reduces to d size of Amerigo buttered bread.no be so @Cassper

Barc no go dey enter top 4 again

1 week ago

EXBOSS: So na this short man they wan use carry EPL. They wan use this messi reclaim their EPL abi na UCL they wan use am win.
City deyy amuse me sometimes, so sheik wan compete with Roman when it comes to throwing and wasting money around @Sharkmaster

With Messi or no Messi sharkteam is winning the UCL dis season

1 week ago

Messi can never progress in de epl he is not de goat CR7 is

1 week ago

Dolip: Messi can never progress in de epl he is not de goat CR7 is

Who tell you ? Imagine if Messi play with KDB in the same team goals go dey flow like water

1 week ago

Sharkmaster: Who tell you ? Imagine if Messi play with KDB in the same team goals go dey flow like water

Well Sha let us be looking

1 week ago

Sharkmaster: Naso bro u no ur club poor na why una no fit sign any Pure start but for me I no be Messi or Ronalso fan but I no wan may him come city self

So na my club u deyy yab like this. Rich money gang club ..

Make I hear say u no go like messi to go city. Who u wan deceive.

1 week ago

Sharkmaster: With Messi or no Messi sharkteam is winning the UCL dis season

Haaaaaaa u know d truth deep down ,so keep deceiving urr self.quater final na una last bus stop

1 week ago

EXBOSS: So na my club u deyy yab like this. Rich money gang club ..

Make I hear say u no go like messi to go city. Who u wan deceive.

I no like messi to join city but if he comes No p with that

1 week ago

Sharkmaster: Who tell you ? Imagine if Messi play with KDB in the same team goals go dey flow like water

It's true cux they will bought be looking for personal glory instead of getting d job done

1 week ago

EXBOSS: Haaaaaaa u know d truth deep down ,so keep deceiving urr self.quater final na una last bus stop

Just watch and see city winning the UCL dis year

1 week ago

EXBOSS: It's true cux they will bought be looking for personal glory instead of getting d job done

Taa u no KDB every well nah imagine KDB 20 assit and Messi 20 assist a season OMG

1 week ago

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