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Manchester City considering record-breaking 1-year deal for Lionel Messi: Reports

Argentine football superstar continues to make a severe impact for Barcelona. However, with the Catalan being highly inconsistent of late, Messi could be contemplating a move away, while Manchester City is reportedly waiting on the lines with a one-year contract.

Manchester City considering record-breaking 1-year deal for Lionel Messi: Reports-ayh
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London, First Published May 18, 2021, 2:34 PM IST
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Lionel Messi is the ultimate Argentine superstar who continues to dominate world football as a modern-day great alongside Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo. He has been playing for Barcelona throughout his career, where he is a legend already.

However, the Catalan has failed to develop consistent and title-winning performance at the domestic and European level. Consequently, it has reportedly forced Messi to look out for new challenges, while his current contract at Barca comes to an end this season.

Since last year, Messi has been linked to French champion Paris Saint-Germain and English champion Manchester City. While Barca is looking to offer him a mega-contract to make him stay at Camp Nou, City too seems to have pulled up the ante.

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According to The Sun, City is preparing to offer a record-breaking deal to Messi for a year. While City was told that it had to provide £500,000 per week excluding tax to the Argentine, Messi is seemingly interested if the deal is worth £25 million along with an option of a year extension.

Messi will become the highest-paid player in the English Premier League history if the deal is to happen. Currently, Tottenham Hotspur striker Gareth Bale is top-earner in the competition, as he pockets £31 million annually.

It was also being considered that City boss Pep Guardiola has waited for long enough and is finally ready to land the Barca talisman in Manchester. However, Barca, too, is hopeful of Messi staying if it manages to land in Norwegian wonderkid Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

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