Guardiola Happy To Throw Jesus Into Deal That’d Secure Messi From Barca

Jesus Deal secure Messi From Barca

Manchester City could be a potential destination for Lionel Messi after he handed in a transfer request at Barcelona following a fallout with the Nou Camp board.

And the Citizens are willing to let Gabriel Jesus leave to Barca as they eye a transfer for Messi.

The 33-year-old’s future was already in doubt but on Tuesday Messi handed in a transfer request.

And it appears that there is no backing down from the Argentine, who wants to leave immediately.

But Messi’s transfer fee could be a trickier affair – with Barca entitled to demand his full release clause, which stands at €700m (£630m.

Even that is too much for the most well-to-do of teams amid talk that City are keen on landing the forward.

The Etihad has always appeared a welcoming destination for the mercurial superstar because of Pep Guardiola.

Messi arguably played his best football under Guardiola while a reunion would be some statement of intent from the City chiefs.

And according to Globo, via Toni Juanmarti, the former Catalan coach is happy to throw Jesus into a deal that would secure the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Barcelona have plans on replacing Luis Suarez after Ronald Koeman told him he is not in his plans entering the next season.

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It means Los Cules are on the lookout for a striker and Jesus could be the answer.

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