Manchester City football chief Ferran Soriano has spoken to Barcelona star Lionel Messi about a move to England. Messi has made a written
Manchester City football chief Ferran Soriano has spoken to Barcelona star Lionel Messi about a move to England.
Messi has made a written transfer request to Barca this week.
According to El Mundo journalist Francesc Aguilar, Soriano has “has made it known to Messi that the club are capable of financing the operation even if they are forced to pay a transfer [fee].”
News City would finance a deal for Messi would send shockwaves through football and would be the biggest signing ever to arrive in English football.
Meanwhile, El Pais are reporting that Fifa will NOT stand in Messi’s way if he wants a swift Barcelona exit.
They see the transfer as perfectly valid – and even if Barca want to go to CAS – it could be resolved quickly
The reason why? There is absolutely no legal precedent for standing in the way of such a move.
Messi demanded Barcelona to exercise a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave for nothing.
But the club are convinced that the clause has expired – and want the biggest fee in football history for him.