JUST IN!!! Man City Takes Fresh Stance On Messi’s Transfer From Barcelona - one year ago
Manchester City will ‘try until the end’ to sign Lionel Messi, according to Guillem Balague. Messi’s father, Jorge, met with senior officials of the LaLiga club on Monday. However, both parties failed to reach an agreement over the 33-year-old’s exit, which means he remains a part of Ronald Koeman’s squad. Balague believes City will continue to monitor the situation unless Messi commits his future elsewhere. The Premier League has already made it clear they will hand over if there is eventually a legal battle. City will also not be able to afford a fee of more than €100m, with Messi expected to demand a mammoth salary. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is attempting to activate an expired clause in his contract and wants the expiration date adjusted because of the Coronavirus pandemic.