The English club is preparing a new offer for the Argentine star and expect Messi in January. Lionel Messi still wanted to leave Barcelona last summer.

English Manchester City does not run into the idea of recruiting Lionel Messi from Spanish Barcelona and intends to address the Catalans with a new proposal at the beginning of next year. This information is spread by The Sun.

Recall that the Argentine star was still thinking about leaving Barcelona last summer. However, he was not missed by the team. Barça said they would say goodbye to Leo if they only received 700 million euros, for which no one was ready. Manchester City were among Messi’s aspirants even then.

Now, the English Grand Prix believes that the Catalans will have to make concessions due to the current financial crisis. It has been repeatedly reported in the media that Barcelona is in danger of bankruptcy. Messi’s contract expires at the end of the season. So, if the Spanish club does not sell him before that, he will leave the Argentine as a free agent.

As The Sun writes, it is against this background that Barcelona may agree to accept only 50 million euros in exchange for Messi, and City are hoping for the same. The Manchester team plans to send the relevant offer to the Catalans already in January.

Recall that the 33-year-old Messi has played 10 games for Barcelona this season and has 6 goals and 4 assists. Currently, he is in the ranks of the national team and also took part in the match against Peru (2: 0) this morning.