At 33, Lionel Messi would therefore finally change clubs and could demonstrate to all skeptics that he can succeed elsewhere than in Barcelona. We can easily imagine Pep Guardiola, his coach at Barcelona from 2008 to 2012, putting him in the best conditions to finally offer City a coronation in the Champions League. All the same remains to finalize the transaction. FC Barcelona do not want to hear about a free start. The clause which allows Messi to go free at each end of the season can no longer be activated according to the Barcelona people while the Argentinian clan believes that the end of the 2019-2020 season took place at the end of August, at the end of the League des Champions, and not in June like every year. At stake, a large sum since the departure clause of Lionel Messi is still 700 million euros. The coming hours and days will be decisive in determining the future of, perhaps, the greatest player of all time.
Manchester City aimerait introduire Bernardo Silva dans le deal pour convaincre le FC Barcelone de vendre Lionel Messi.
— Actu Foot (@ActuFoot_) August 26, 2020
Lionel Messi has agreed a deal worth €700m with the City Football Group, according to the Daily Record 🤯🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/bn2wCAD580
— Goal (@goal) September 1, 2020