Messi rocked Barca on Tuesday when he knowledgeable them of his desire to depart the club that he signed for as a 12-12 months-old.
The 33-12 months-old Barca captain is claimed to have a clause in his deal that will allow him to leave on a cost-free transfer at the conclusion of the 2019-20 campaign.
It was demanded to be activated right before the finish of May perhaps but, due to the time getting prolonged into August amid the coronavirus pandemic, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner has advised the Catalan giants he however intends to make use of it.
Town show up to have emerged as the entrance-runners thanks to the presence of previous Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola, as well as their riches, with media experiences in Argentina seemingly progressively assured Messi will move to the Premier League.
All those stories intensified on Wednesday when Argentinian publication La Nacion printed estimates it claimed had been from Messi confirming the joint-selection with his spouse to depart Barca, although also opting for Town upcoming.
On the other hand, the Barca talisman’s father – who is also his agent – is adamant the quotations were phony and the do the job of a Messi imitator.
Along with a screenshot of the story, Jorge Messi wrote on his Instagram tale: “Hi La Nacion, this is faux. This confession does not exist, it really is the audio of an imitator.”
La Nacion strike back by boasting to have “by no means cited the existence of audio, but attained the information from a source that is relevant to the player”.