Messi with his former coach Pep Guardiola - archive photo
It seems that Manchester United is still insisting on contracting Argentine star Lionel Messi, who had previously decided to continue with his Spanish team Barcelona.
Media reports stated that the “Man City” management would try again to sign Messi after his contract with the Catalan team expires, that is, next summer.
Omar Berrada, Manchester City’s chief of operations, said the club had the “economic capacity” to strike a big deal with a star the size of Lionel Messi.
The British website quoted Berada as saying that Messi “is the best player globally; he is the best player of his generation. I think any team in the world would like to explore the possibility of joining his team.”
He continued, “It might be an exception for the potential investments that we will make … We have to be prepared because there can be a lot of things that can happen.”
“But at the same time, I think we have the financial strength and the economic capacity to make this investment when needed,” he added.
It is noteworthy that Messi’s relationship with Barca officials has been strained in recent months, as it came to a request to leave the Camp Nou castle.