The recent situation with Lionel Messi is the main thing in the soccer world. The Argentinian has numerous options for his future, but a few of them emerged to be more realistic than others over the last two days.
Many believe that Messi is on his way to Etihad stadium right now and that if something spectacular doesn’t happen, he and Pep Guardiola will reunite. There were some stories about Guardiola reaching out to No.10 earlier this week, recruiting Messi to come to Manchester and attack the Champions League with him.
These two guys have a rich history, with Barcelona becoming arguably the best team in the first decade of the century under their leadership. Messi reached his full potential with Guardiola, who had the vision of using his fantastic skills and abilities.
City and Messi have the same goal, and that is to win the Champions League. Messi to do it once more before retirement, and City for the first time in its history. The reason for the Argentinian’s wish to leave Camp Nou is exactly the UCL and all the painful eliminations he survived in the last three years.
Blaugrana was out after having multiple-goal advantages against Roma and Liverpool, and recently following an 8-2 hammering by Bayern Munich.
The next team on the list of the potential destinations is Inter Milan, who was in stories long before the end of the season. Allegedly, Messi bought a house near Inter’s training center, and he had some contacts with the Nerazzuri’s management.
Antonio Conte is building a team who will not only dethrone Juventus in Serie A, but also attack the European throne. And it seems that besides Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez, Messi’s presence in the offense would make the Italians one of Europe’s strongest teams.
Plus, Inter reportedly doesn’t have any financial problems at the moment.
Paris Saint-Germain is also waiting for its chance. The Saints want to pair Messi with his old friend Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, and attack the UCL as well. They were so close this year, but Manuel Neuer prevented them from winning the trophy.
Of course, being one of the world’s wealthiest teams, money is not the problem in this situation, and PSG would probably offer Messi the biggest contract in the history of the sport.
The last and the least possible situation is to see No.10 going back home to Argentina and playing for his Newell’s Old Boys.