- Lionel Messi's transfer from Spanish side Barcelona could be £88.8m
- The Argentina international has been linked with a move to Manchester City
- But the Citizens have not made any official bid for the six-time Ballon d'Or winner
Argentine legend Lionel Messi could be available for Premier League side Manchester City in the region of £88.8m as his father Jorge is still expected to have another meeting with Barcelona.
Jorge traveled to Spain on Wednesday, August 2, to have a showdown talks with Barcelona chiefs on the future of his lovely star son.
But nothing concrete has been agreed on despite having 90-minute meeting at the Camp Nou over Lionel Messi's future.
Since the Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich, Lionel Messi has not trained with his teammates as he has handed in a transfer request.
According to the latest report by Telegraph, Manchester City may have to pay only £88m which is around N45.1 billion for them to have Lionel Messi.
Messi's team are using Ronaldo's move for the same price from Real Madrid to Juventus in the summer of 2018 as the benchmark.
They also believe Barcelona finances being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic means fees cannot be over-inflated.
Moving to the Premier League will give Lionel Messi the chance to have a reunion with Pep Guardiola who is currently the manager at Manchester City.
Guardiola coached Lionel Messi at Barcelona and two of them won the Spanish La Liga title and also the Champions League crown together at the Camp Nou.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how famous Nigerian Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua advised Argentina international Lionel Messi not to leave Spanish side Barcelona bitter and offended.
There have been serious concerns over the future of Messi after the Argentine told the club's chiefs that he wants to leave Nou Camp this summer.
The embarrassing Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich is believed to have masterminded Messi's decision to tell the club that he would leave.
And since he handed in a transfer request, Barcelona chiefs have been looking for ways to convince the six-time Ballon d'Or winner to stay at the club.
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