Lionel Messi who has told Barcelona that he wants to leave the club after almost 20 years has reportedly chosen Manchester City as the club he wants to play for.
According to a very reliable reporter, Marcelo Bechler, the journalist who first broke the news of Messi’s desire to leave this summer, Messi wants to be part of Pep Guardiola’s project at Man City
Messi quer jogar no Manchester City. Trata a saída do Barcelona como algo que dói na alma, mas o fim de um ciclo pic.twitter.com/FVMPDvB7Go
— Marcelo Bechler (@marcelobechler) August 26, 2020
According to him, Messi and his former manager have already been in contact regarding the move, and it is understood – understandably – that City are prepared to do all they can to make the deal happen.
Bechler says that there remains no clear information on what sort of fee Messi might command, due to the level of disagreement between player and club over whether his annual clause which allows him to leave for free at a certain point has expired.