OREANDA-NEWSBarcelona striker Lionel Messi could probably move to Manchester City. ESPN reports.

According to the publication, Messiah contacted PSG forward Neymar to inform him about the imminent transfer to the English club. The Argentine urged the former teammate to leave the Parisian team and join him.

The Brazilian played for Barcelona from 2013 to 2017, after which he moved to PSG for € 222 million. Neymar's contract with the French club runs until the summer of 2022.

Earlier, the Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri wrote that the cost of Messi's possible transfer to Manchester City would be € 200 million. According to Catalan media RAC1 and TV3, Messi has already discussed a potential transfer with the head coach of the English team Josep Guardiola.

On August 25, Messi notified the management of the blue garnet that he intended to leave the club. The current contract of the Argentinean with Barcelona is calculated until June 30, 2021, and the compensation amount is € 700 million. His agreement also contains a clause on the possibility of unilateral termination, but it is valid only for a certain time during the year. The forward cannot now terminate the agreement.

Lionel Messi, 33, has been in the Barcelona system since the age of 13. In the team, he won 34 titles and six times became the owner of the Ballon d'Or.