Mancity To Offer Messi Bumper Deal By Giftalnews
Manchester City are reported to have offered Lionel Messi close to €1m per week (£850,000) over the course of a five-year contract, which would see the six-time Ballon d’Or winner earn €500m (£445m) in total including bonuses
That’s not all, either. An extra €250m (£223m) bonus would be given to Messi at the three-year mark, taking the total valuation of the five-year contract to a cool €750m (£669m) on City’s end.
SPORT claim that, in order to side-step Financial Fair Play rules, the €250m signing on bonus would be paid out on the third year to mark the move to New York, rather than up front.
The Barcelona captain’s relationship with the club broke down further this weekend after he failed to show up for pre-season medical testing, and it is beginning to seem like the situation has reached the point of no return. Barcelona, as we know, are determined to hold onto their talisman, but he is prepared to fight them all the way to secure an exit.