Spanish football expert revealed that the Etihad team will not pursue Lionel Messi because this player is entering the final years of his career and enjoying a very high salary.
Semra Hunter, Spanish football expert for La Liga TV, told Sky Sports: “My source close to Man City said they will not buy Lionel Messi. Now, that door is closed. They do it for two reasons, age and finance.
Messi’s contract release clause is worth 300 million euros. In the summer transfer window of 2020, the Argentine superstar sent the burofax to the board to ask for a free departure but was not approved. Man City is believed to be the leading team in the race to win Messi’s signature in the summer transfer window 2021, after his contract with the home team at Camp Nou ends.
On the evening of November 19, the home page of the Etihad Stadium team announced an agreement to extend for another 2 years with coach Pep Guardiola. The former Barca captain’s commitment to his future in Manchester has made fans of this team expect a reunion between two teachers and teachers Guardiola and Messi.
However, on the contrary, expert Hunter said: “Age also comes with financial problems. Messi can join Man City on a free transfer, but his salary is terribly high. Messi earns. about 100 million euros per year. That will be a financial burden for any club, especially when we are facing a global pandemic. “
Maybe clubs should invest that money in young players, or buy reinforcements for the missing and weak positions, “she asserted.
If Messi comes to Man City, he will become a quality addition to help this team realize the goal of winning the Champions League, which coach Guardiola and his students have missed many times. The Etihad team has financial potential, while “El Pulga” is not too salty but with staying in Barca even when President Josep Bartomeu resigns.