Instead of a 5-year contract, the Etihad home team can only sign Lionel Messi a much shorter-term contract in the summer 2020 transfer market.
Messi is likely to move to Man City in the summer 2020 transfer market after the 33-year-old superstar expressed his determination to leave Barca as well as had negotiations with the Etihad home team.
On Monday, many European newspapers reported that Man City will provide Messi with a 5-year contract with a salary of £ 450 million. That means El Pulga will play for the English club until the age of 38. However, in the latest development, Cadena Ser announced that Man City will only sign a short-term contract with the 33-year-old superstar.
Specifically, the Spanish news agency said Man City is planning to sign a 2-year contract with Messi, possibly with a term of extension for another year. The Spanish news agency also revealed that Man City’s football director Txiki Begiristain was in Barcelona trying to reach an agreement to bring Messi to England.
With Messi 33 years old this year, signing a contract with a maximum term of 3 years is reasonable for both parties. However, before being able to work directly with the Argentinian superstar, Man City is still waiting for the signals from Barcelona.
The Catalan team maintains the stance on Messi’s contract. Accordingly, the Argentine superstar can only leave Barca if he pays 700 million euros to break the contract. While in the opposite direction, Messi no longer considers himself a Barca person after the fax he sent to the team leaders on August 26.
It was expected that on Wednesday, September 2, Messi’s father and representative would work with Barca chairman Bartomeu to negotiate the deal.
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