This summer, striker Lionel Messi insisted on leaving Barca. The star born in 1987 was not satisfied with the club’s plan and wanted to leave. However, the Argentine was unable to leave the Camp Nou due to the toughness of the Catalan team.
Lionel Messi’s contract with Barca is still valid until the summer of 2021, but there is no sign that the two sides will sign a new contract. His future is still a big question mark. The Argentine striker is waiting to see who will run the club after the next election. He wants to know his future projects and know what they are for if he stays.
In the case of leaving Barca in the form of a free transfer in the summer of 2021, Messi will become the target of many big teams. According to Europsport, Man City are hoping to get Messi’s signature on a free transfer, they accept to meet a very high salary for the M10.
Specifically, the Etihad team is ready to offer a 3-year contract with a very attractive salary of nearly 40 million euros per season. Man City CEO Omar Berrada personally confirmed:
“All clubs want to have Messi in the squad. If he leaves Barca, we are definitely not out of the game.”