Manchester City are the likely destination for Lionel Messi if he leaves Barcelona, reports Spanish newspaper Marca. The 33-year-old striker would be tempted by Paris Saint-Germain but they would find it hard to afford his wages, while Newell’s Old Boys, Inter Milan and Manchester United are far from offering Messi competitive football. That leaves Manchester City at the head of the pack.
: Messi’s financial demands could dwarf any wage paid to a footballer elsewhere, and given Manchester City have a nation’s wealth, and its bank accounts, to aggressively take on the Financial Fair Play regulations, then it is obvious how they could afford him in ways that some other clubs would struggle with. A reunification with Pep Guardiola feels inevitable.