MANCHESTER CITY could pull off one of the most incredible signings of all time if they land Lionel Messi. The Barcelona great, 33, is on t...
MANCHESTER CITY could pull off one of the most incredible signings of all time if they land Lionel Messi.
The Barcelona great, 33, is on the verge of an astonishing exit from the club he joined almost 20 years ago.
Messi's dad Jorge met with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Wednesday for showdown talks where he reportedly told the club chief: "My son isn't staying."
But Messi Sr did offer a suggestion there was still a possibility of the Barca captain remaining at the Nou Camp.
He simply replied to reporters: "Yes."
When asked how the meeting with Bartomeu went, he added: "Very good."
However, should Messi Jr get his way and force an exit, the Etihad side are in pole position to land the Argentine - with reports of a £623million offer on the table for him.
The five-year deal would make Messi the highest-paid individual in the history of the sport - equating to £14,200 an hour, £341,000 per day, £2.4m every week and a whopping £10.4m per month.
So should City sign the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, Pep Guardiola will have to work out the best way to fit him into his system... or fit his system around the icon.
And the Spaniard has plenty of star talent already at his disposal...
This could be a familiar sight for Manchester City fans next season with Messi lining up in the sky blue at the Etihad