Man City decided to give up the Messi deal

Man City decided to give up the Messi deal and turn to other goals, most shocking is Lukaku.

The future of Lionel Messi in Barcelona is constantly questioned when the contract between the two sides is only valid until the end of the 2020/21 season. With a bad performance on the field last time, the Nou Camp team can hardly hope the Argentine superstar changes his decision to leave.

If you break up with Barca, Man City is the ideal stop for Messi. Recently, the management of Man City has shown their determination to entice the M10 by extending the contract for another 2 years with his old close teacher, Pep Guardiola.

However, Messi has just received the information “lightning strike”. According to Spanish football expert Semra Hunter, Man City has ended all contact with the Argentinian superstar. The reason is attributed to age problems (Messi is 33 years old) and a salary of up to 100 million euros / year (£ 89 million) that the Etihad team is expected to pay Messi.

“Based on my sources, the door to Man City for Messi is closed. With age, he is entering the afternoon phase and will bring Man City a completely different session from himself. Over the past 17 years, despite joining the club on a free transfer, Messi’s staggeringly high salary – around 100 million euros a year will be a burden on any club in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Either sell off players, or have to cut staff, the team would rather invest in young players or the positions they really are lacking, “said Semra Hunter.

In the 2020/21 season, Messi has only 6 goals after 11 matches in all competitions, 5 of which come from the penalty spot. Obviously the Argentine superstar is no longer the best version of himself, so risking the “mountain” of money for him is like a gamble.

No longer interested in Messi, but recruiting a striker is still Man City’s priority in the context of Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus struggling with injury. The Telegraph page recently revealed a list of the names targeted by the Etihad team, most notably former MU striker Romelu Lukaku. Even Man City has started this deal from the summer transfer window 2020.

After breaking up with MU, Lukaku shone brilliantly in the color of Inter Milan shirt with 34 goals / 51 matches in the 2019/20 season. This season, the Belgian striker also pocketed 9 goals / 9 matches. However, at present, the negotiation process is at a standstill because Inter Milan demanded 93 million pounds for Lukaku.

Also according to the Telegraph, Lukaku is in fact not the No. 1 goal that Man City is aiming for, but Darwin Nunez, the striker with Benfica. The Uruguayan striker was born in 1999, nicknamed “New Edinson Cavani” thanks to his impressive bodybuilding (1m87 high) and strong gameplay and scored 5 goals / 10 matches in his first season playing for Benfica.

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