Real Madrid once offered Lionel Messi to sign a contract of €440m a week after then Messi reverts them hilariously.
Barcelona starlet Lionel Messi transfer saga was the hot topic from the Catalans side. As he was asking reportedly for his exit from the Camp Nou side. But the club didn’t allow him to leave due to one year of the contract remained with Barcelona.
Lionel Messi was desperate to play under Pep Guardiola’s side Manchester City. Whereas, Barcelona asked them to pay his €700m release clause. Therefore, Manchester City refused to pay the release clause so Lionel Messi decided to stay with Barcelona for this season.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid asked Lionel Messi to join the Santiago Bernabeu with the contract offer of €440m per week. At that time they were ready to pay almost €250m of a transfer fee for the Barcelona ace Lionel Messi in 2013.
As a result, Lionel Messi refused to accept their offer. Also, told them not to waste time in the hopes of his transfer to Real Madrid. Which clears the dedication and affection Lionel Messi have with the Barcelona club.
However, Lionel Messi still now linked with Barcelona since his debut in 2004. But in 2013 Real Madrid was reportedly asking for his move and hoping to play him with the side of his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi is one of the best players in the world
During this summer transfer window, Lionel Messi was the most trending topic from the La Liga giants. At that time club’s legend, Puyol told reporters that as a football fan I never expect to have Lionel Messi’s exit from the club.
Further, he continued and said that Lionel Messi is the most motivated player and always look ahead to win the game. As he had decided to stay with Barcelona for this season so he will help the club to achieve the title in this season.
While concluding Puyol claimed that Lionel Messi is one of the best players in the world. Also, he is a great asset to the Spanish league. Hence, he will prove his strength in this upcoming season which might be good for the Catalans side.
Messi should not extend his contract with Barca after this season.
On the other hand, Manchester City COO Omar Berrada expressed his interest to sign Lionel Messi. Therefore, after the next season, Messi will finish his contract with Barcelona. While speaking to Manchester evenings he told his opinion about Lionel Messi.
He said, “He’s an amazing talent, he’s somebody that can make a significant impact at any club in the world on and off the pitch immediately.” Therefore, it seems like Lionel Messi will help them to make their side stronger than now.
He continued and said that Lionel Messi, the greatest player in the world. Henceforth, every club will look forward to signing him in the next year. Later he said, “The fact that it was commented that he wanted to come to play for City just shows you how far the team has come over the last [few] years where the best talent of his generation and potentially saying he wants to come and play for us.”
In conclusion, he explains that we can’t predict what will happen in the future. Because in football things changed after every moment. Hence the arrival of the Lionel Messi to Manchester City confirmed or not will come to know after the finishing of the season.