A hard-core Football fanatic may be shocked to hear the news that Barcelona star Lionel Messi is joining Manchester City leaving Barcelona. There were several reports and rumors which claimed that Messi will make his transfer as his contract with Barcelona is getting expired. It is said that Messi has stalled his decision to continue his contract with Barca and his dad Jorge Messi is already in talks with the Supreme authorities of Manchester City.
Manchester City was constantly trying to bring Messi to their team after his visit club’s Carrington training ground with the Argentine national team. However, the deal will not be completed until next summer. Messi is stalling the decision to stay with Barca till 2021 which he signed in July. His deal expires this summer meaning someone could sign the Ballon d’Or winner for NOTHING.
Alexis Sanchez has been strongly linked with a move to the Etihad but Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have no intention of selling the Chilean superstar. Man City has held genuine interest in Messi for a number of years and Pep Guardiola hopes to sign another forward before the window closes on August 31.
It is evident from his relationship with Begiristain and City chief executive Ferran Soriano that he will join Manchester City. However, the Etihad club denies any offer and are hardly discouraging speculations.