Lionel Messi: Embattled Barcelona star’s dad lands in Barcelona for showdown talks

Lionel Messi: Embattled Barcelona star’s dad lands in Barcelona for showdown talks

- Lionel Messi’s transfer request has continued to cause chaos within Barcelona football club

- The legend’s father, Jorge, has landed in the city to negotiate his son’s amicable exit from the Blaugrana

- Jorge Messi works as the Barcelona star’s official football agent

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Lionel Messi’s dad has landed in Barcelona for what is described as a final exit talks on behalf of his son who has handed the club his transfer request.

The Mirror are reporting that Jorge Messi who works as his son’s agent touched-down the El Prat Airport in Barcelona on Wednesday morning, September 2, where he met a group of journalists.

In an attempt to get the true state of things from him, torrents of questions as regards status of Messi’s transfer was put to him, however he responded simply: "I don't know anything".

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He then headed into a taxi as it is believed that he will be meeting with Barcelona chiefs including president Josep Maria Bartomeu later in the day.

Many say the 62-year-old arrived in the city to negotiate an amicable exit for his son at the club, with reports that Messi agreed a deal to join Manchester City.

Also, Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain is already in Barcelona trying to strike a deal with Spanish authorities.

Lionel Messi: Embattled Barcelona star’s dad lands in Barcelona for final showdown talks
Lionel Messi's dad lands in Barcelona. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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According to him, the Citizens are prepared to offer the embattled Argentine star a staggering contract if they have the opportunity to sign him.

Spanish outlet Cadena Ser are reporting that Pep Guardiola’s side are desperate in signing the multiple Ballon d’Or winner in their quest to winning the elusive UEFA Champions League.

And Messi has refused to join the Barca squad under new boss Ronald Koeman, but the club are desperate in getting him to sign a new deal.

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And the arrival of Jorge Messi means the next 24-48 hours are set to be crucial and could be decisive in the future of arguably the greatest player of all-time.

Barcelona are said to want to offer him a two-year deal until the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

However, earlier reported that Lionel Messi has possibly played his final game for Barcelona as latest reports have it that the Argentine star has agreed to personal terms with Premier League club Manchester City.

According to UK outlet Daily Record, the Argentine captain has agreed to move to the Etihad Stadium in a deal worth €700 million (£623 million) with the City Football Group - the same amount as his release clause.

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