Messi clarifies decision denying Neymar’s call
Published: 11:09 AM, 29 August 2020 Updated: 12:53 PM, 29 August 2020
Neymar and Messi together with Luis Suarez in Barcelona. Photo: AFP
On the one hand, as the water between Barcelona and Messi is becoming muddy, the next destination of the Argentine star is also slowly clearing.
The news that Lionel Messi wants to leave Barca is old. Barcelona do not want to leave him easily, that is not new news. Meanwhile, there is a lot of speculation about where Messi will join. The names of some of the big clubs have also come up in the media.
Although PSG is in the race to buy Messi, Manchester City is ahead. Why? Messi has expressed his desire to join Pep Guardiola's team to his father.
The news was published by French media L'Équipe.
Messi's father Jorge Messi has talked with PSG's sports director Leonardo. According to media reports, Jorge Messi told Leonardo over the phone that his son had already decided on his next destination. Leonardo called Jorge, who worked as Messi's agent. Earlier, the Spanish sports daily Marca reported that Messi's two friends Neymar and Angel Di Maria were trying to seduce Messi by calling him.
But if the news of Le Kip is true, Messi is not listening to Neymar's call. The 33-year-old Argentine forward has decided to move to City, Jorge Messi told PSG's sports director, according to Le Kip.
The issue is also being discussed on social media Twitter. Goal.com tweeted, "Lionel Messi has told his father he will join Manchester City after rejecting PSG's offer." Think about the reunion! ' "According to our information, PSG sports director Leonardo called Jorge Messi, a representative of the Barcelona striker," Le Kip told them. He (Leonardo) wanted to know the current situation. Jorge Messi has said politely that his son wants to join Manchester City.
Xavi Campos, a journalist with Spanish media outlet Radio Catalunya, had earlier said that Lionel Messi had talked to coach Pep Guardiola several times about going to City. Not only that, but Marcelo Bechler, a well-known journalist at Esporte Interativo and Radio Itatiaia, also said that Messi could go to City. For the past few years, Bechler has been working tirelessly to bring out the news of Barcelona's pot. He was the one who gave the news of Neymar's departure from Barcelona in 2017.
City coach Pep Guardiola is also in Barcelona at the moment. Rumor has it that he will sit with Messi. All in all, it is clear that City are interested in buying Messi. Following in the footsteps of Bechler -Campos, the Catalan media reported on the sport of what could be a possible Barca-City deal with Messi. If Messi is not available for free, which players will City include in the contract? Sport is talking about City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus and Spanish defender Eric Garcia. However, according to the English media, City will not include any of the players in the original XI in the contract. In that case, the City will offer a large sum of money to Garcia and left-back Angelino, not Jesus.
Manchester City want a five-year deal with Messi. However, according to the terms of the agreement, Messi will have to play in the Major League Soccer of the United States for the last two years. After playing for Manchester City for three years, the conditions for playing in the same owned club New York City FC for the remaining two years have been given.