Barcelona are still yet to renew the contract of their star man Leo Messi which terminates on June 30. At the moment, it looks like Messi hasn't received an offer from the Catalan side, meaning his father Jorge has kept an open mind regarding other potential destinations for the world star. According to 'The Sun', Messi's father has offered him to Man City. Jorge knows Pep Guardiola well from their years at Barcelona and has reportedly approached the club to see if they are still interested in the attacker.
Jorge Messi has made his stance clear. The British paper explains that Messi would want to sign a one-year contract with an option for one more year. Regarding salary, the Argentine would want to earn a staggering 29 million a year, which would equate to around 580,000 a week. An outrageous figure. If City give the green light to the deal reported by 'The Sun', Messi would become the Premier League's highest paid player.
Up until now, City have remained on standy to see how things turn out with the player. But now, according to this source, they have the chance to overtake everyone in the race to sign the Argentine star. Regarding Barca, 'The Sun' assures that in order for the player to continue, the club would have to reduce his salary considerably. Before deciding, Messi wants to take a look at the market to see if anyone has any more offers for him.
In this respect it would be fair to assume that Laporte would prioritise the arrival of Haaland, who they think is the future of the Catalan side. Signing him wouldn't be cheap, which could hinder the possible renewal of Messi's contract. The British paper makes it clear - if City want Messi, it's now or never. We will have to wait and see whether the English side go all out to try and pry the Argentine away from the Camp Nou and towards the Etihad.