Man City ready to pay £100m for Lionel Messi

Man City ready to pay £100m for Lionel Messi

Manchester City have reportedly told Barcelona that they are willing to pay more than the £89million world record transfer fee to bring in Lionel Messi to Etihad stadium.

According to a report on Sun Sport, negotiations between executives of both clubs were held at the end of last month to determine if a new world record transfer is possible.

Although it was gathered that Man City did not make a formal bid for Messi, executives of the club are willing to pay £100million to sign the five-time World Player of the Year.

Man City ready to pay £100m for Lionel Messi

Man City ready to pay £100m for Lionel Messi

On the other hand, Barcelona have refused to name a price or even confirm they will sell Messi, who will turn 30 in June.

However, their willingness to hold a meeting with Man City has encouraged the Etihad hierarchy, as the conversation was described as ‘positive’ by a source.

Last summer, it was reported that City had told Messi’s advisors they were willing to give him £800,000 a week.

Lionel Messi in Man City Jersey

Lionel Messi in Man City Jersey

PAY ATTENTION: Get the latest sports news on NAIJ Sports App

Months after, Messi’s camp claimed that the Argentine was recently offered £850k a week to move to China.

But with the Argentine watching the Catalan club hand huge new deals to Luis Suarez, Neymar and conceding they cannot afford the kind of contract to him, he might as well be considering a move to Man City.

Source: Sports.naija.ng

Related news
Guardiola boasts he is Premier League legend already, mocks legendary Man United coach

Guardiola boasts he is Premier League legend already, mocks legendary Man United coach

Guardiola boasts he is Premier League legend already, mocks legendary Man United coach
NAIJ.com
Mailfire view pixel