Lionel Messi: Man City planned to pay Barcelona £90.5m twice for Argentine

Lionel Messi: Man City planned to pay Barcelona £90.5m twice for Argentine

- Lionel Messi's transfer details to Man City have been revealed

- The Barcelona star threatened to leave the club in the past week

- But the 33-year-old has decided to see out his remaining contract

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Lionel Messi's move to Barcelona is now a thing of the past, but according to a leaked document, Man City were willing to pay £181 million over 12 months for the Argentine.

According to Swiss magazine L'Illustre, the former Premier League champions were willing to break the bank for the 33-year-old by splitting the payments into two of £90.5m each.

City's Director of Football Txiki Begiristain allegedly proposed to make the payments on August 26, and complete the other half in August 2021.

Lionel Messi: City would have paid Barcelona £90.5m cash twice over 12 months

Lionel Messi: City would have paid Barcelona £90.5m cash twice over 12 months. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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And the Citizens would have added £18m if Messi had helped win their first Champions League title at the Etihad.

But now that Messi has decided to stay for another year, the document revealed that City made a cash offer to the Spanish giants which was bluntly declined by the Barca hierarchy.

Messi returned to training for the first time after boycotting Barca's first session with new manager Ronald Koeman.

And the Argentine superstar was used as a model to unveil La Blaugrana's third kit.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi has been used to unveil Barcelona's third kit ahead of the forthcoming 2020-21 season.

After settling the dispute between the Argentine, La Blaugrana unveiled their new design for the upcoming season.

Messi appeared to be in good spirits in the photo in the striking pink strip and green as Barca simply wrote his name and an emoji of a goat.

Legit.ng had also reported Messi would not be available to resume training with Barcelona for the first time this season because at the time he had not yet conducted tests for coronavirus.

The club captain made a massive U-turn about leaving the Camp Nou after submitting a transfer request.

But the 33-year-old admitted he stayed because he could not stand being in a legal battle with the club he has spent close to 20 years with.

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