Lionel Messi: PSG, Man City begin move for Barcelona star

Lionel Messi: PSG, Man City begin move for Barcelona star

- Lionel Messi will reportedly be approached by Manchester City and PSG this January

- The Barcelona captain is allowed to speak with any club in the final six months of his deal

- The outcome of Barcelona's presidential election will not have an outcome on Messi's future

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Lionel Messi will in the next few weeks talk other clubs as he enters into his final six months of his contract with Barcelona.

The 33-year-old agreed to see out the remainder of his deal at the Camp Nou after making a U-turn about his departure last summer.

And Premier League side Man City and Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain are two of the likeliest clubs to snap the Argentine.

Lionel Messi: PSG, Man City begin move for Barcelona star
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The two oil-rich clubs can now begin negotiations with Messi but the Citizens have the upper hand as the six-time Ballon d'Or winner could reunite with pep Guardiola at the Etihad.

On the other hand, Messi could also relish the idea of renewing his partnership with former Barcelona teammate Neymar at par des Princes.

Also incoming PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino will be keen on having his compatriot in his team and other influential players.

Barcelona are currently struggling on the domestic scene and are ten points adrift from league leaders Atletico Madrid in La Liga.

However, Messi has reinstated his commitment to the club despite not having the best of times this season.

he has scored ten goals in 18 appearances this season managing only one assist, a stat that is far from his best in the past year.

Barcelona will be having their presidential election at the end of January but the outcome will have no bearing on Messi's future at the Camp Nou.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Erling Haaland will be Barcelona's priority if presidential candidate Emili Rousand emerges victorious in the January elections, reports claim.

The Norwegian striker has been linked with top European sides since bursting into the big stage last season.

And Rousaud claims negotiations are already in place to sign the 20-year-old if he becomes La Blagrauana's next president.

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