Lionel Messi has expressed his desire to join Manchester City, as the Argentine requested to terminate his contract at Barcelona, according to Marcelo Bechler of Esporte Interativo.
The transfer bombshell by the Six time Ballon d’Ore winner’s decision to leave the La Liga side has triggered for frenzied responses and claims by various sources throughout Tuesday night and into Wednesday.
OFFICIAL: FC Barcelona and Manchester City to sign the agreement for Leo Messi for €130M add ons included (50-20-10). Three years contract – Guardiola already spoke with Leo. Paperworks time between the two clubs to complete every detail. Here we go! 🔴🔵🏁 #FCB #Messi pic.twitter.com/Vs490zkgia— B/R Football ➐ (@brfootballll) August 25, 2020
Messi’s favourite boss Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are claimed to have the pole position to land the player, and following reports of a conversation between Messi and Pep just days ago, further details suggest that there have also been conversation between Messi’s entourage and the City hierarchy.
Marcelo Bechler, the journalist who was first to break news of Neymar’s current situation at Barcelona, is now claiming that Messi has indicated strong desire to play for Manchester City and lead them to their first European glory.