Lionel Messi reportedly emerges as summer target for Manchester City

Lionel Messi reportedly emerges as summer target for Manchester City

- Lionel Messi could b making a move to Manchester City this summer

- The Citizens are ready to sign the Barcelona superstar at all cost

- Messi who has won everything at Barcelona has never played for any other club

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Premier League giants Manchester City are now reportedly ready to pay whatever it takes for them to lure Barcelona legend Lionel Messi to the Etihad stadium this summer.

This comes hours after the Citizens were sent out of the Champions League losing against Lyon 3-1 in the quarterfinal of the competition.

After losing their Premier League title to Liverpool at the 2019/20 season, Manchester City shifted their attention to the Champions League with the hope of going far.

But the Citizens will now have to start planning for next season for the possibility of them fighting for the Champions League title.

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However, Lyon who sent Manchester City out of the Champions League will face Bayern Munich who have been superb this term in Europe.

According to the report on Mirror, Manchester City chiefs are ready to tempt Barcelona by offering them any amount they want for them to have Lionel Messi this summer.

Since Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League losing 8-2 against Bayern Munich, there have been reports that Messi could leave the Nou Camp.

Some clubs in the Chinese Super League may also come for Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi reportedly emerges as summer target for Manchester City

Lionel Messi reportedly emerges as summer target for Manchester City (photo: Getty)
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Messi's current buy-out clause is a mammoth £635 million (€701m/$831m) but Barcelona's poor financial state could reportedly see them settle for much less.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Barcelona star Xavi has been reportedly been tipped to replace embattled Quique Setien as the next manager at the Camp Nou after their embarrassing defeat against Bayern Munich.

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Barcelona on Friday night, August 14, crashed out in the 2019/20 Champions League after losing against Bayern Munich 8-2 in which Lionel Messi failed to score.

The defeat means that Barcelona will not be winning any title this year having lost the Spanish La Liga crown to bitter rivals Real Madrid.

And after the loss against Bayern Munich, there have been reports that Quique Setien will have to leave the club although Barcelona have not made an official statement.

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