sport news Man City chief reveals they are 'considering' Messi move next year

'We have the financial strength to make that investment': Manchester City chief reveals they are 'considering' resurrecting Lionel Messi interest next summer when Barcelona contract expires Manchester City led the interest when Lionel Messi looked set to leave Barcelona It looks certain that they will rekindle their interest in the Argentine next year Messi went public with his dismay over being denied a move away this summer 

By James Dutton For Mailonline

Published: 16:48 BST, 9 October 2020 | Updated: 20:52 BST, 9 October 2020

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Manchester City's chief operating officer has admitted that a move to bring Lionel Messi to the Eithad next summer is 'being considered'.

The Argentine looked set to make the shock move to the Premier League in the summer when he made clear his intention to leave Barcelona, citing a clause that he believed existed in his contract.

But Messi was forced to stay at the Nou Camp for the final year of his deal, and may still look to in 12 months' time after he went public with his anger that he was being forced to stay. 

Lionel Messi was forced to admit defeat in his attempt to leave Barcelona in the summer

Lionel Messi was forced to admit defeat in his attempt to leave Barcelona in the summer

Manchester City were thought to be leading the chase to sign the Argentine last month

Manchester City were thought to be leading the chase to sign the Argentine last month

And Omar Berrarda has admitted that City could look to launch another move to reunite Messi with Pep Guardiola next summer.   

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