Messi.. 4 potential destinations after “historic separation”
Sad moments experienced by Barcelona fans, announcing the departure of legend Lionel Messi from the club, in a “resounding” news on Thursday evening.
Speculation has risen about the next destination for the world’s top six player, who will soon decide which new club he will represent, which is likely to be one of four giant clubs in Europe.
Messi is free to sign for free with any club of his choice, but the new club will incur an “astronomical” salary like no other in Europe, which could be a real obstacle for many clubs.
Paris Saint-Germain appear to be the frontrunners to sign Messi, due to the Parisian club’s great ability to pay the “fantastic” salaries, which are tempting the stars.
SG is the most active in the transfer market to date and seems determined to enter the new season with “ferocity”, to achieve the Champions League.
The European champions want to strengthen their team, and the president of the Russian billionaire club Roman Abramovich, seems to have given the team an “open budget” to sign the adults, a reward after achieving the Champions League title.
Chelsea will certainly benefit from a player the size of Messi in the forward line, especially as he suffers from the absence of an effective striker.
The England champion has the greatest material ability in his country to take care of the salary of a player like Messi, and may be the leading candidate to sign Messi from England.
One of the factors that could drive Messi to City is the presence of his former coach Pep Guardiola, who worked together and achieved all the titles at Barcelona 10 years ago.
Back to Argentina
The prospect of returning to Argentina has always been an option for Messi, who, if he returns to his Newell’s Old Boys club, or chooses another club in Argentina such as Boca Juniors, would be a “gift” from the player for his country, and would be on a much lower salary than he would have earned in Europe.
This step now seems unlikely, but it may be a final step after several years for Flea.