The best-positioned candidate to sign Messi is currently Manchester City. The English club has powerful arguments to convince the footballer. The presence of Pep Guardiola and Kun Agüero in the dressing room are two important demands for Leo to want to settle in the Etihad. And to a lesser extent Txiki Begiristain, the club’s sports director. On the main floor is Ferran Soriano , former vice president of Barcelona and CEO of City, a person with whom Jorge Messihas an excellent relationship.
Contacts between the player’s environment and the English club have already existed. In Manchester they have known for a long time Messi’s intention to leave Barcelona , but so far they have not made any firm movement. It is City’s turn to wait. That is why they will be very aware of the outcome of the meeting between Bartomeu and the player’s father . It is essential to know in what conditions the footballer will leave the Camp Nou. If I did it free, something unlikely, or with a price set between the two parties.
As long as this is not known, the City does not move. They want to know in what economic conditions it comes out because the English club has a problem with the team’s wage bill and they cannot spend the money they want. For this reason, maximum caution.
What is evident is that they will try the signing. Some players could enter the operation , but in no case those who are vital to the project of the English club. One of them is Eric García, a defender whom Barcelona wants to incorporate into the first team. In fact, movements had already begun before Messi’s intention to leave the club was known.
If City is waiting, the same can be said of PSG , another club interested in signing Leo and that is quietly working with the idea of making an offer to Barcelona and the footballer. Messi would also welcome a move to Paris where he would meet Neymar and Di María , two other good friends, in a team that aspires to the Champions League.