Lionel Messi’s future has been one of many greatest speaking factors in soccer since final summer season, and that doesn’t seem to have modified as we enter the second half of the 2020/21 season.
Messi wished to give up Barcelona final 12 months, however was unable to set off a clause in his contract which might have allowed him to depart, so as a substitute remained at Camp Nou for one remaining marketing campaign.
His contract in Catalonia expires on the finish of June, and Messi is lastly set to depart Barcelona shortly after his 34th birthday except the LaLiga giants can someway persuade him to signal a brand new deal.
Whereas each membership on this planet could be eager on bringing in Messi, he has an enormous contract and is probably going solely a practical signing for a handful of the most important groups.
Paris Saint-Germain are recognized admirers of Messi, whereas Man City have been planning to signal him final summer season earlier than the Argentina ahead dedicated himself to Barca for an extra 12 months.
And it seems these two groups will once more go head-to-head for Messi as soon as this season ends, with PSG publicly flirting with the legendary attacker.
City, in the meantime, have remained comparatively quiet on the topic – however that is all a part of their plan to signal Messi, ESPN report.
It’s claimed City are nonetheless monitoring the scenario at Camp Nou, however will wait till March or April earlier than formalising their curiosity by ‘sounding out the scenario’.
This method by the Etihad membership, which may be very completely different from PSG’s public admissions of curiosity, seems to be the wiser switch plan.
“PSG are making a mistake with the technique they’re utilizing,” a Barca supply advised ESPN. “Leo doesn’t like all that noise within the media and even much less the kind of feedback [which have been made].”
Ought to Messi head to Man City this summer season, he’ll reunite together with his former Barcelona supervisor Pep Guardiola on the Etihad.
And final November, after Guardiola signed a brand new two-year contract with the membership, former City ace Trevor Sinclair admitted Messi linking up with Pep in Manchester is ‘inevitable’.
“I believe Messi is inevitable,” Sinclair advised talkSPORT.
“I can’t see it every other means,” replied Sinclair. “He’s too younger to return to Argentina, and I don’t assume there may be every other membership the place they’ve the proper supervisor in place the place Messi would go in and really feel snug underneath that supervisor.
“I really feel it’s inevitable it’ll occur… and I can’t look ahead to it to occur!”