Lionel Messi may earn £450million over 5 years if he joins Man Metropolis this summer time.
Final week, the Barcelona celebrity informed membership officers he desires to go away after a disappointing 2019/20 season ended with an 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich within the Champions League quarter-finals.
There was a clause in his contract that allowed him to go away free of charge, nevertheless, that expired on the finish of Might.
Messi and his representatives have been arguing that it ought to have been prolonged to the tip of August because of the coronavirus pandemic.
However LaLiga has confirmed his £623million launch clause stays lively.
Messi forged extra doubt on his future when he failed to show up for Barcelona’s scheduled COVID-19 checks on Sunday.
The 33-year-old has been closely linked with a transfer to Man Metropolis, who’re bossed by his former Barcelona supervisor Pep Guardiola.
And Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri claims Metropolis are keen to supply Messi severe cash, which might see him transfer to their sister membership New York Metropolis in 2023.
He mentioned: “BOOM! Manchester Metropolis could be able to pay €500m after taxes to Messi in 5 years!
“Messi would earn €50m per yr and in accordance with paper Sport a staggering €250m bonus after three years shifting to New York Metropolis in [the] final two years.”
The Telegraph say senior figures at Barcelona count on the Argentina ahead, who has scored 634 targets for the Spaniards, to hitch Metropolis this summer time.
Nevertheless, former Leeds and England full-back Danny Mills expects Messi to remain on the Camp Nou.
He informed talkSPORT: “It might be superb to see Messi within the Premier League.
“For individuals who haven’t been lucky sufficient to see Messi reside, to observe him, to see him practice, to see him in a recreation, he’s simply majestic, he’s completely chic.
“His motion, the best way he goes across the pitch so gracefully.
“He does issues that you would be able to’t even consider at instances. I nonetheless assume he’ll be at Barcelona, give it per week, two weeks, [and he will sign] a three-year deal, one thing like that.
“I believe that’s the more than likely situation in all of this.”