In the big files of the transfer window, we often witness a liar poker game where the truth of one day is not necessarily that of the next day.
While the football world has been in turmoil since the announcement of Messi's departure from Barcelona, we should therefore perhaps take the statements of Pep Guardiola with a grain of salt… But the Manchester City coach, one of the possible destinations of the Argentine striker, with PSG, was very clear this Friday at a press conference when he was asked about his former Barça player.
Read alsoBetween despondency, anger and amazement, the people of Barcelona have a hard time with the departure of Lionel Messi
“Messi an opportunity?
We invested in Jack Grealish and he will wear number 10 because we were convinced by him and we thought Leo would stay at Barca.
Leo is not in our plans now.
His departure was a surprise.
Laporta was clear today on the reasons.
As a supporter (
Editor's note: of Barça
), I would like him to end up at the club.
I just have incredible gratitude for the most amazing player I have seen in my life.
Manchester City spent € 117million on Grealish
Thursday, Manchester City had signed until 2027, attacking midfielder Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) for 100 million pounds (about 117 million euros).
It is the most expensive transfer in the history of the Premier League ahead of Paul Pogba (105 million euros from Juventus to Manchester United in 2016).
And it's not over.
The next target is called Harry Kane, the captain of the English selection.
The center forward began a standoff with Spurs by refusing to train.
According to the British press, Tottenham would demand the astronomical sum of 160 million pounds (188 million euros).
Obviously gone on another strategy, Manchester City therefore seems to leave the way open to other contenders on the Messi file, in the first rank of which the PSG whose leaders, approached by the clan of "the Pulga", are in the process of establishing a financial plan in order to sign the six-fold Golden Ball.