Football NewsThe document leaked: Messi was close to Manchester City
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According to a document published by L’illustre, Manchester City were ready to pay Barça 200 million euros in two tranches in exchange for Messi.


The desire of Barcelona’s Argentine striker, Lionel Messi, to leave the Camp Nou has activated English clubs regarding his possible transfer. Manchester City have also made an offer for Barcelona to buy the Argentine.

L’illustre publishes a document that makes the details of the “Cityzens” offer public. The document bears the signature of Manchester City CEO Chick Begiristain.

According to the document, the English were ready to pay “Barça” 200 million euros in two tranches in exchange for Messi. The first was to be implemented in August 2020, the second – in August 2021. If the Catalans won the Champions League with Manchester City, they would also receive an additional 20 million.

The source notes that a three-year contract was agreed directly with the player. Leo Messi would receive 40 million pounds sterling per season as a reward.

The possible transfer of Lionel Messi to Manchester City ended with the Argentine staying in Barcelona. In an honest interview, he later stated that he really wanted to leave the club. But as you know, the team leadership went against his wishes.