Lionel Messi purportedly wants to leave FC Barcelona, yet just Paris Saint German and Manchester City would really have the option to manage the cost of him.

Messi has revealed to Barcelona’s load up he wants to leave the club promptly following its mortifying 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Friday, as indicated by Esporte Inerativo.

The Argentine’s agreement at the Camp Nou expires in 2021, and his present release remains at over $700 million.

As per The Guardian, PSG or Manchester City are the only two clubs that could bear to trigger that proviso.

PSG is owned by the billionaire ruler of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and, over the last three years, has forked out the two most costly transfer fees in football history, paying Barcelona $263 million for the signing of Neymar in 2017, and AS Monaco $213 million for Kylian Mbappe a year later.

City is possessed by Sheik Mansour, a member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi, who has an expected net worth of $30 billion. Since Mansour assumed control over the club in 2008, it has spent over $2 billion on players.

FourFourTwo reports that City is the most loved of the two to land Messi should he leave Catalonia, with manager Pep Guardiola, who Messi played under at Barca between 2008 and 2012, still an immense admirer of the 33-year-old.

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