Prepare For The Unthinkable: Lionel Messi Might Be Leaving Barcelona

Prepare For The Unthinkable: Lionel Messi Might Be Leaving Barcelona

Daily Record: Manchester City have met Lionel Messi's representatives to discuss the possibility of a move to the Etihad Stadium. According to reports by the Daily Record, Manchester City has met with Lionel Messi's representatives in Spain to discuss the possibility of bringing the Argentine global to the Premier League.

It has raised doubts over the 30-year-old's future at the Camp Nou, especially with Neymar leaving for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record transfer.

However, it was confirmed last week that no new deal has been signed by the Argentina global, and according to Daily Record, Messi "is seriously considering leaving".

"If we want Messi to continue being happy here at Barcelona then we need to get rid of Bartomeu immediately", he tweeted.

"The agreement for Messi's renewal is total on both sides", he told beIN after Barcelona began the new La Liga season with a 2-0 win against Real Betis on Sunday.

Yahoo! Sport France's Romain Collet-Gaudin reported Monday Manchester City might be ready to trigger the €300 million (£275 million/$355 million) release clause Messi's existing contract contains.

Messi and Barcelona agreed a new four-year contract last month increasing his basic weekly wage to over £1million. "We are just looking for the right time for the signature".

Lurking in two separate news sources this morning is the suggestion that an English Premier League club is set to activate the buy-out clause in the Argentine's contract.



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