Transfer Rumor: Man City planning to bid for Messi on January
Manchester City was heavily linked with Lionel Messi during the last transfer window. At the end of the last season, the 33-year-old super star sent an official statement to Barcelona in order to leave the club. The player was then linked to many clubs such as Juventus, Inter, PSG and Manchester City but it was the latter one that seemed to be able to sign the six-time Ballon d’Or winner. Although the English side was not successful on his first try to sign Messi on summer transfer window, they are now reportedly trying to make a bid for Messi when the January transfer window opens. According to Daily Star the English side are considering a €16.5m offer to sign Messi in January. Manchester City’s plan is to win the transfer race by making an early bid for Messi because they are aware of Catalan's need for cash. However the English giants still have powerful contenders for this transfer as there are so many clubs eager to sign the Argentinian.