Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Messi rejects blank cheque of Manchester City

Madrid sports tabloid Marca claims that Manchester City has offered Barcelona right wing attacker and Argentinian international Lionel Messi (22) a blank cheque.

Knowing that Messi will negotiate a new contract with Barcelona this summer, the English Premier League club would have contacted the entourage of the player asking them to name a price.

A few months ago, during the January transfer window, Manchester City would already have tried to sign Messi by offering him 12 million euro net a year plus a bonus for his family. City was willing to pay the player's buyout clause of 150 million euro.

Messi rejected the offer back then and would have done the same now. The player is happy at Barcelona, where he can compete for all the trophies. In the coming days, Barcelona and Messi's representatives will start negotiations on the player's contract renewal, with Barcelona reportedly be willing to offer Messi a year salary of 10 million euro net.


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17 comments:

Barca>madrid said...

Messi is truly loyal....now he deserves a statue

Anonymous said...

there's something you just cannot buy.

MAX10 said...

What the hell is wrong with Man C, They have signed some of the best players, and still trying to sign the most wonderful, most loyal player ever?! He's never going to leave Barça, except at old age for his home country maybe.

Barca>madrid said...

I hope we destroy Man City at the gamper for this cheap shot

Cali Socis said...

My 2-Cents: WOW! Would Ronaldo do this? Kaka? A-Rod? Kobe? Shaq? LeBron? Terrell Owens? Is there another athlete out there that would turn down a blank check? I can name a couple: Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta....but there are few, if any, after that. Not to mention that Messi shows up at training camp a week earlier because he missed the team is unreal. In an age of self-absorbed athletes that care more about their bling bling, Messi (along with Iniesta, Xavi and Puyol) is something all sports fans can root for and be proud of - regardless of what team you like or what sport you follow.

messidona10 said...

WOW!
that's really loyal thing to do from a player to his club
he really deserves a statue

Nite said...

hahahahaha, someone should make a picture of messi and a blank cheque with a man beside.

Man: ''Cummon take it''

Messi: ''My club taught me when i was young, not to take money from strangers''

prathsBarca said...

This is what calls for a statue for MESSI, and fitting reply to greedy hogs. Take a bow True cule , Long live the messiah !!!

Fenderek said...

Now THAT'S Barca style...

peter said...

City should look for a new coach, goalkeeper ande defenders instead :P

bosnian_likes_barca said...

Some things you can't buy with the money

Anonymous said...

Messi has won la liga, the spanish cup, the CL, if barca win club world cup n supercup,and spanish supercup

plus messi gets euro and world player of the year

WHAT DOES HE LEFT TO DO IN BARCA?

Hope we dont become one of then, i want new challange players

ponnyKID said...

messssssssssssssi is injured!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! noooo!!!!!

http://www.sport.es/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=44&idioma=CAS&idnoticia_PK=636664&idseccio_PK=803

ratty88 said...

to anony: what does messi have to do left with barca? IT all over and to break real's money spending spree. Messi is only 22 he has tons left to do for a club that gave him the chance to be great in the first place!

JC said...

Lets not get too excited that Messi will never leave. Look at our past. None of our best players have ever stuck to us till retirement.
Next season with a different management, things could be different. A small misunderstanding with the board and BAM, messi will leave us. or they will try to get rid of him...

Mayank Kalia said...

man city hav gone frm dimwits 2 downright ridiculous..prayin dat v demolish their arabian night dreams @ d gamper....

razi said...

go messi go..

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