It looks like Manchester City are going to maintain their track record of robbing kitty outfits. After offering Brazilian hitman Neymar, the Premiership giants have set Lionel Messi as their prime target.
The tug-of-war with Premiership giants and Spanish big clubs have resulted in the sky-rocketing of the stars’ pay packages. Manchester City has upped Messi’s offer to a staggering £400,000 a week, as claimed by Spanish reports. The Blues are keen to rope in the Argentine talisman, who has two-and-a-half years of his deal still remaining at Nou Camp.
China Media Group has purchased a chunk of Manchester City’s football group by financial injection of £265 million. The prime objective of signing one of best players in the world is to boost their global profile as well as improving their roster.
Latest reports in Spain suggest that City has approached Messi’s adviser to influence the superstar with an annual wage of £20 million. Last week, this offer was around 15 million per year.
Barcelona will keep no stones unturned to retain the maestro. Messi’s mindset about the proposal is unclear yet. But a reunion with Sergio Aguero, another fellow Argentine International and Messi’s close pal, not to mention the Pep Guardiola factor, the offer could appeal to the 28-year-old superstar.
Meanwhile, Barcelona is set to offer Neymar an astronomical salary. His annual pay package is going to shoot from €10.5 million a year to €30 million for the coming season. The Spanish giants are eager to protect the Brazilian hitman from the jaws of the English Premier League giants.
The Spanish league could lose its glory and supremacy if Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo leave for England. The tug-of-war continues.