Lionel Messi gets green light to start negotiating with Premier League clubs

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) /

Lionel Messi can begin negotiating for his potential summer exit.

Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has been officially given the green light to negotiate with other clubs for his future move according to multiple sources. The club veteran was ready to leave the Nou Camp for a new venture in the summer transfer window of 2020 but failed however due to multiple legal problems and threats to take this situation to court.

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However, his current contract with the Catalans is up this summer in 2021 and the Argentine is officially allowed to now negotiate with clubs for a move in the January transfer window or in the summer for next to no transfer fees.

Potential suitors for the Barcelona legend are obviously Mauricio Pochettino‘s fresh Paris Saint-Germain, Josep Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, and Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan. These three clubs were in the rumors for a potential move for the Argentine ever since the little magician voluntarily handed in a transfer request in the summer transfer window of 2020.

City were the obvious favorites to sign the Argentine due to the presence of Pep, but current reports suggest that the Citizens cooled their interest as soon as they were hit with the 33-year-old’s wage demands. PSG currently lead the line for the signature of the Argentine, however, reports have emerged that Messi is in constant contact with Pep Guardiola and City and a move to the city of Manchester Stadium is certainly on the cards.

However, the 33-year-old has not yet made a choice on his destination and there have been no official reports. The beginning of the current transfer window simply signifies that the Argentine is free to negotiate with other clubs at this point and a move is certainly on the cards. The Barca no. 10 recently revealed his desire to move to the United States, amid interest from David Beckham‘s Inter Miami. A move to MLS is definitely on the cards but likely to happen at a later date.

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