MANCHESTER CITY reportedly provided Lionel Messi triple his Barcelona wages … however he STILL rejected them.
Metropolis’s membership chief govt Khaldoon al Mubarak revealed that he additionally requested Pep Guardiola to talk with Messi to try to seal the deal, in response to Mundo Deportivo.
Messi was on the Cityzens radar earlier than he signed his newest contract with Barcelona.
Man Metropolis’s chairman has confirmed that the membership wished the Argentine and even put a tempting supply on the desk for him, which he declined.
It is clear to see that the 31-year-old is on monitor to complete his profession a one-club man and who can blame him.
In an interview Khaldoon al Mubarak was requested ‘What participant did you need for the Metropolis that you can not get?’
Mubarak then admitted the Sky Blues tried to herald Messi: “We requested Guardiola to speak to him and we provided him triple the wage he had in Barcelona, however he by no means accepted.”
Manchester Metropolis denied that their chairman mentioned this, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.
Messi signed the contract extension final yr on the 25th November 2017.
The deal which runs till 2021 with a clause of 700 million euros.
Till Messi put pen to paper, rumours circulated that Guardiola was adamant he wished to signal the ahead.
The president of Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu spoke months after the deal: “I believe we are going to nonetheless renew it as a result of Messi reinvents himself yearly. He’s already linked perpetually with Barça.”
Messi up to now has now made 700 appearances and is the third participant to do within the membership’s historical past.