Report claims Man City will offer €100m and three first team players to Barcelona for Lionel Messi

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While everyone is starting to come to terms with the possibility of Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona, it’s still hard to see how anyone will convince Barca to let him go.

There were some suggestions that he had a break clause that would allow him to go for free, but The Telegraph have indicated that he’ll probably struggle to make that happen, so someone is going to need to make Barca an offer they can’t refuse.

Man City were always going to be linked because of their financial backing and the presence of Pep Guardiola, so this report from RMC Sport is an interesting one:

They tend to be fairly reputable in France and they’ve suggested that City are prepared to offer €100m as a transfer fee, plus Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Eric Garcia.

It seems the default position from Barcelona is that they do not want to let Messi go, but that offer could be appealing if they have to let him go.

Replacing Messi can’t be done by one person – it needs to be a team effort – while if one player arrived in exchange then they will forever be remembered as the player who replaced Messi and it wouldn’t be fair on them.

That offer would give Barca a lot of money to allow Ronald Koeman to add to his squad, while Eric Garcia looks like he could be a good option to replace Gerard Pique in the long term.

If Messi goes then it’s likely that Luis Suarez will follow, so Bernardo Silva and Jesus would at least offer top quality replacements for this positions.

Messi will go down as one of the greatest of all time so you can’t really put a price on him, but if he’s adamant that he wants to go then this looks like a reasonable offer from Barca’s point of view.

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  1. According to “caughtoffside” PSG were blowing City out of the water with their offer. However there doesn’t seem to have been comments on this from anybody else.
    Do I take it that “caughtoffside” have been telling porkies?

  2. The offer of a defender, an attacking midfielder, and a striker in the likes of Garcia, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus is really enticing to let Leo Messi goes the opposite way. With these players Barca will bounce back in the 2020/2021 season

  3. he is not going anywhere Messi please stay at barcelona because your name messi and all your popularity are made in barcelona and even most of your achievement so please dont go

  4. Messi is the biggest and most popular athlete in the history os sports….i would love him to go to man city, he has made history in barca

  5. Leave l Messi pls leave Barca but man city need u messi. U see Ronaldo leave real Madrid, that gave real Madrid power to play had for that season. U see cr7 is heading to move to psg for another fresh season. Ronaldo won premier league,laliga, Seri a,and won 5 champions league from different clubs that’s Ronaldo career. Why l Messi didn’t do this. All Ronaldo is the footballer played I ever seen.

  6. Life is choice,if messi want to stay let him stay, if he want to go let him go,he tried his best 4 barcelona.messi came and messi wil go,barcelona remain d same.i love barcelona,leonel messi we love u

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