English Premier LeagueMan City Distance Themselves From Lionel Messi Move

Manchester City has distanced themselves from links associated with the Barcelona forward move, Lionel Mess to Etihad Stadium.


The Argentine forward, Lionel Messi will be out of contract in the summer and the likelihood of another early Champions League exit for Barcelona has “helped” fuel speculations he could quit the Nou Camp.

However, uncertainty remains due to the ongoing presidential elections at Barca with all candidates saying they are determined to keep the 33-year-old goal scorer.

Messi has so far won six Ballon D’Or trophies in a stellar career that has seen him generally accepted as one of the finest players ever. Despite the fact, his future in uncertain as the chances of the captain swapping Barcelona for Manchester City may be reducing.

The forward has been linked with Pep Guardiola’s side and Paris Saint Germain for a while now. However, reports from BBC Sports read that City are “distancing themselves from links” with the six time Ballon D’Or winner.

The reports further read a club source has denied “City have tabled a revised offer for Messi” and also reads “no offer has been made” and “there are currently no talks”.

On the other hand, City looks set for another trophy-laden season even after a slow start. Guardiola’s side are 10 points clear in the Premier League, into the EFL Cup finals and still in contention in the FA Cup and the Champions League. Additionally, the club is expected to spend big in the summer to bring in Sergio Aguero’s replacement. Players such as Harry Kane, Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe have all been linked with City as well as Lionel Messi.

PSG also look set for an interesting summer. Although Mbappe’s future remains a little uncertain, he’s yet to extend his contract that expires in 2022. Suppose the striker decides he wants out, then, he will certainly not lack huge offers from the huge clubs.

Meanwhile, Neymar is also out of contract come next year. However, he was thought to be close to a new four-year deal with the Ligue 1 side. It’s not yet clear if PSG would be able to afford to bring in Messi if Neymar and Mbappe extend their current deals at the Parc des Princes.