Manchester City are optimistic about the signing of Barcelona want away star Lionel Messi.
The football world was stunned by the news of Barcelona Super start Lionel Messi expressing his desire to leave the Nou Camp.
Manchester City are at the forefront to sign the six times Ballon D’or winner according to UK news outlet The TIMES.
The citizens are on the verge of sealing one of the biggest deals that the premier league has witnessed in decades.
If the deal is to be completed city will have to surmount several financial challenges in order to sign Messi.
The Argentine International currently earns a gigantic £78m a year in wages plus other bonuses that sums up to £100m with the Laliga giants.
Other clubs in line to sign the 33-year-old want away superstar includes Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan Manchester United.
However, City are favorite to land the Messi, as he hopes to reunite with his former coach Pep Guardiola at Ethihad.
The pair understood to have a good relationship during their days at Nou Camp, with reports of Pep speaking with Messi recently.
The final destination of Lionel Messi, if he finally decides to leave Barcelona remains unknown for the time being.