Lionel Messi to be offered job for life to keep him at Barcelona
- Lionel Messi’s future at Spanish club Barcelona looks bleak as his contract expires next summer
- Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font says he has plans for the Argentine should he stay back
- Messi will be offered ‘job for life’ at the Camp Nou to keep him away from Manchester City
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Lionel Messi is reportedly in negotiations with Premier League club Manchester City but latest reports have it that Barcelona are ready to offer the Argentine ‘job for life’ for him to remain at the Catalan club.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner who is already in the final year of his contract could begin formal conversations with other clubs as from January, but Barca will not give up without a fight.
Barcelona’s presidential candidate Victor Font has disclosed his plans to keep the legend at the Camp Nou by offering him a “winning project” and a role “beyond the days he is on the pitch.”
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is keen on reuniting with his former player whose future remains a battleground for a campaign at Barcelona.
According to Font, he has a unique plan for Messi. He said, as cited in Mirror:
"What Messi needs in order to stay at the club is a competitive project. He wants to win - obviously the lack of a project in recent times has affected the way we compete."
Font furthered declared that the relationship between Messi and Barcelona is a very strategic one as he has been at the Catalan club since the age of 13.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City have put up a strategy that will see them earn hugely from Lionel Messi if the Argentine star joins the Etihad outfit next summer.
Attempts to land the 33-year-old when he officially submitted his transfer request back in the summer proved abortive.
But being the favourites to land the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, there are plans lined-up by City Football Group (CFG) to discuss an association with Messi for the next ten years.
City believe signing a long-term deal with Messi until his 40s would see them make massive revenue and create countless opportunities in foreign markets.
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