There are media reports that Lionel Messi might be moving to England during the summer with Manchester City interested in signing the Argentina forward.
It is reported that Manchester City is prepared to pay a fee of £100 million in order to bring the player to England.
With Messi yet to sign a new contract with Barcelona and with his various issues with the tax authorities in Spain it is becoming increasingly likely that the player might be tempted to move abroad where he will feel more at ease.
At Manchester City, he will be reunited with his former coach Pep Guardiola with whom he has won countless amounts of trophies. He will feel that this will be a great opportunity for him to make a name for himself in the Premier League while earning more money at the same time.
Guardiola has hinted that he will need new players for next season as he feels that his current squad lack the quality and the depth to challenge for the Premier League. Indeed the Spanish manager has enjoyed a tough season so far in England and will feel that a player such as Lionel Messi will definitely help in improving his side.
Barcelona has insisted that Lionel Messi is still their player and that there is no reason that he will be moving away from the team. They said that discussion is still going on between the club and the player and that very soon the player will be signing a new contract.
Many pundits believe that Barcelona should be prepared to play a hefty sum of money if they want to keep the player as some Chinese clubs are also interested in signing the player. These clubs are prepared to triple the wages of the top players, and this can be a cause of major issue for European clubs.