What is Messi’s next move after the Barcelona back-out?
As Camp Nou oscillates between gloom and outrage over Lionel Messi’s decision to quit Barcelona, the question that looms large in everyone’s minds is about the football God’s next move.
Messi’s glittering career is synonymous with the Catalan giants whom he took to dizzying heights of success with ten La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns over the past two decades.
As Europe’s elite football clubs line up to get the world’s best football player, here’s a quick look at his possible avenues.
The strongest suitor is the cash-rich Manchester City whose manager, Pep Guardiola has mentored Messi through some of his best seasons when he managed Barca. It helps that the Man City boss shares a great rapport with the 33-year-old Argentine and has been in talks with him even before Messi decided to transfer out from Barcelona.
Next in line to land the football star seem to be Paris Saint-Germain whose Qatari backers are equally eager for Messi to join forces with former teammates, Neymar and Angel Di Maria.
Equally eager to bring the Argentine legend on board are Barca’s arch-nemesis, Real Madrid and Italian champions, Juventus.