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The Lionel Messi to Manchester City transfer Saga is over?

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The Lionel Messi to Manchester City transfer Saga is over?
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Manchester City have ended their pursuit of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, according to Spanish football expert Semra Hunter.

Manchester City were understood to be the front-runners to sign Messi last summer as he demanded to leave Barcelona during a bitter contract dispute, which culminated with the 33-year-old reluctantly staying put at the Nou Camp.
Messi is out of contract at the end of the season, making him free to negotiate with other clubs from January and appearing to make a reunion with former manager Pep Guardiola all the more likely.
However, the Premier League club are no longer keen to sign the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, says Hunter, with his age and โ‚ฌ100m-a-year wages (ยฃ89m) thought to be a deal breaker for City.
Accorrding to Sky sports a football expert’s words goes [Semra Hunter] by;
Semra Hunter:“I have it on good authority from someone close to the situation that Manchester City are not going to bid for Lionel Messi. Based on the information I have, as of today, that door is closed”.
“They have their reasons for this. They have two reasons for this: age and finances. Talking about age, he is heading into the twilight years of his career and you’ll be bringing on board a Messi that is different to what we’ve seen for the last 17 years with Barcelona. Even he himself has said that he is getting closer to the dreaded r-word of retirement more so than anyone cares to admit.
“That goes hand-in-hand with finances because even though he would be able to join for free, his wages are astronomically high – he is earning about 100m euros-a-year. That would be a huge financial burden for any club to take on, especially given the fact that we are in the middle of a global pandemic.
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