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Not only Manchester City, Many clubs are willing to do everything to get Messi at the age of 35

The Argentina captain’s contract with PSG expires in 2023 and two possible destinations are being discussed in England

 

Lionel Messi, after two years of ups and downs, is back to being the man of the moment. The Argentine striker is simply one of the most in-form players in all of Europe and he is already proving it with 12 goals and 11 assists in all competitions. Given the uncertainty of his renewal, the Premier League is already knocking on the door of the Argentine.

At the time it was reported that Lionel Messi was not sure if he would continue in Paris after this season when his contract expires. The reality is that, according to Fabrizio Romano, the Argentine attacker will decide everything once the 2022 World Cup is over and despite PSG’s intention to renew him until 2025, Messi has the last word.

According to Sky Sports, Messi’s name is already being mentioned again in Manchester for Pep Guardiola’s Citizen team. However, The Sun reported a new contender to the relentless battle for Lionel Messi’s services. It is precisely Chelsea FC, who with Graham Potter at the helm, want to return to fight for Europe.

Is FC Barcelona out of the running?

The blaugrana team is also an option for the Argentine, but first they must solve certain financial problems, and if some objectives are not met this season, the club could be in trouble and the return and last dance of Messi with the club, would not be a reality for the fans of the culé team.

BARCELONA PLANNING AUDACIOUS MOVE TO RE-SIGN MESSI IN JANUARY, OPERATION ‘COMPLICATED’

 

According to a surprise report from SPORT, Barcelona intend to make their move to re-sign Lionel Messi from Paris Saint-Germain in the January transfer window itself.

It is no secret at this point that the Blaugrana are keen on bringing Messi back to the club, having been forced to see him leave last year due to the financial situation.

With the Argentina captain’s contract at PSG expiring next summer, Barça were planning to swoop in for him at the end of the season and land him on a Bosman deal.

However, as per the report, Barcelona are now considering fast-tracking those plans to the January window itself.

This is because the Catalan giants will be operating on the 1:1 rule during the winter market, wherein they can reinvest every penny they earn into player signings. For the next summer window, the club would likely be back to the 1:4 rule, which would make it very difficult for them to re-sign Messi.

Hence, president Joan Laporta is seriously considering the prospect of making an attempt to sign the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner as early as the January window. However, Barcelona are aware that any such move would be extremely difficult to pull off because of three reasons.

 

Firstly, Messi still has a contract with PSG and Barça will have to negotiate with PSG to sign him, with the Parisian giants having no intentions of letting their superstar leave midway through the campaign.

Secondly, the Ligue 1 champions do not share a good relationship with Barcelona and will not do any favours to the club. And finally, Messi himself is focused on the World Cup and seeing out the rest of the season at PSG, meaning a winter switch is unlikely to be on his mind.

There has been no direct contact between Barcelona and Messi over any such move at the moment, and the attempts to reach out through intermediaries have not been fruitful.

 

Laporta intended to meet Messi when he travelled to Paris for the Ballon d’Or gala earlier this month, but there was no meeting held then either, with no dialogue taking place between the two since the Argentine’s departure last year.

The Catalans are aware that a move of such a magnitude is extremely difficult to pull off, especially considering that they are already in the month of October.

Furthermore, PSG are already working on extending the former Barça captain’s contract. So, considering everything, it seems impossible that the Catalan giants’ scheme to sign Messi in January will see any success.

Source: elfutbolero – onefootball

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