Barcelona transfer news mills are talking of Lionel Messi shifting to Paris Saint Germain. This could well be one of the costliest deals in football history. However, Messi has kept his lips sealed on the issue till now.
As per latest Barcelona transfer news, Messi will get an offer as early as the January transfer window. Inquisitr reports that there are widespread rumors of Paris Saint Germain doggedly pursuing the superstar.
The iconic Argentinian footballer signed up with Barcelona at the age of 13. He has earlier stated several times that he is perfectly happy at the club. However, several fans seem to think that there is some truth to these Barcelona transfer news updates.
Paris Saint Germain is currently spearheaded by Patrick Kluivert who is an ex-Barcelona top gun. Kluivert has already been in talks with Messi’s father cum agent Jorge for a probable transfer. Kluivert will be scaling up his efforts to sign Messi over the next few weeks as per reports.
PSG is one of the few global clubs with the resources to afford an unthinkable sum for Lionel Messi. However, Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has often talked about a “contract for life” as far as Messi is concerned.
What Will Messi Do?
Messi’s present contract with Barcelona will end only in 2018. However, Barcelona is reportedly taking steps to secure him well before the conclusion of the contract. As per reports, the club will look to swiftly complete a new deal within this week itself.
Sometime back, it was rumored that Manchester City wanted to buy Messi for a mind boggling $200 million. Going by present estimates, this value is not unrealistic for a player like Messi. However, these rumors have not been substantiated by any decisive action on the part of Manchester City.
However, Barcelona may have the last laugh as Messi himself talked of how he plays at “the best club in the world”. He has also expressed his admiration for the discipline and organization at FC Barcelona.