A preliminary agreement between Messi and Manchester City ... and "Citizen" will offer Barcelona an attractive deal.
Several Spanish and English media revealed that Manchester City had reached an initial agreement with Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, in order to complete the "dream" deal. "Sport" newspaper, which is close to Barcelona, said that representatives of the English club are expected to arrive in Barcelona during the coming period in order to negotiate the details of the expected big deal.
Messi had formally notified the Barcelona administration through "fax" of his desire to leave after nearly 17 years of carrying the club's shirt, and achieving historic achievements. Messi's move comes after Barcelona's historic 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, as well as many crises in light of ongoing tension between Messi and the club's management led by President Joseph Bartomeu.
The newspaper "Sport" said that the deal includes the offer of two players to Barcelona, Bernardo Seva, as well as Brazilian Jess, in addition to an amount of more than 100 million euros, and may reach 130 million euros, according to the newspaper. Newspapers such as the "Guardian", "Daily Express" and the British "The Sun" also said that the presence of the former Barcelona coach and Lionel Messi, Pep Guardiola, at the head of the English club's technical management, would make the transfer of a star worth Messi possible, especially after the phone call. Monday days ago, and Messi expressed his desire to leave and join Man City.
These newspapers confirmed that City had reached an agreement with Messi that would guarantee him the same annual salary in Barcelona, which exceeds 40 million euros annually, in addition to many other incentives. The biggest obstacle will be reaching an agreement with the Barcelona administration, especially since there is a penalty clause of 700 million euros in his contract. But if Messi insists, Barcelona will be forced to let him go, especially since he can leave for free in the summer of 2022.
- Barcelona ,
- Lionel Messi,
- Manchester City