According to the British media, a new English club just entered the race to possibly sign Lionel Messi before we get to August 31st.
Lionel Messi is supposed to be in the middle of a negotiation with PSG but an English club might be quite interested to sign the Argentine. According to various reports coming from the local media outlets in England, there’s a new horse in this race. After Pep Guardiola rejected the chance to go after the Argentine, a different club from Manchester is reportedly asking about him. That’s right. We are talking about Manchester United as the Glazer family stands as one of the few clubs that can actually offer him a juicy contract.
This report suggests that the Red Devils are prepared to offer Leo a salary of around €32 million per season after tax. We previously revealed there were only a handful of clubs capable of paying his wages. Those were PSG, Manchester City, Chelsea FC, and Manchester United. Apart from that, not many more clubs could afford to get past €30 million per season to pay Messi. We all know that PSG is one of the most likely destinations for the Argentine. Manchester City already stepped down from the race and Chelsea seems an unlikely destination.
How much is Manchester United offering Messi?
According to The Mirror, the Red Devils don’t mind offering Leo Messi a staggering €600k on a weekly basis if he goes to United. This translates into €32 million per season but signing him won’t be easy. Also, the PSG option isn’t as easy as previously expected. Messi’s lawyers are still figuring out the financial aspects of the deal in order to avoid breaking any type of taxing laws in France.
If they can’t get to where they want, the deal won’t happen at all. The clock is ticking for Messi as he remains at his home in Barcelona waiting for news about his future. Meanwhile, PSG supporters in Paris are already going wild thinking they will get some news about Messi’s imminent arrival. But things aren’t as easy as they think and he might not even play for PSG after all. Everything depends on how quickly they can find a proper agreement for the star.