Where will Lionel Messi play next season? It has been an ongoing discussion since August when Messi seemingly tried to force his way out of his existing contract with Barcelona, but legal reasons kept him from being able to leave. In June 2021, Messi can walk away from his long time team and the rumor mill has been rolling about where the superstar will sign with next.
An intriguing situation is developing between Messi and the City Football Group (CFG) that would allow Messi to split the five years of the proposed contract between Manchester City of the English Premier League and New York City of the MLS. Messi has previously been quoted as saying he has thought about playing in the United States, as many European stars have in the twilights of their careers.
Elsewhere in the Premier League, Arsenal is preparing to offer a six-month loan agreement for Spanish superstar Isco from Real Madrid, although other teams like Sevilla have also been rumored to be interested.
Tottenham seems to be a major target of French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain as new head coach Mauricio Pochettino will have his eyes on midfielder Dele Alli. There are rumours that other Tottenham players including Serge Aurier, Hugo Lloris, and Harry Winks are also on Pochtettino’s radar.
Dutch superstar Georginio Wijnaldum is finally prepared to choose Liverpool over Barcelona to re-sign with as Wijnaldum and his family have settled in nicely in Merseyside.
Big money is being talked about for Manchester City’s 18-year old phenom Jayden Braaf, as Borussia Dortmund of the Bundesliga are readying a 10 million euro bid for the youth product. Expect Manchester City to demand a buy-back clause in any deal that may transpire.
Juventus is getting prepared for the January transfer window with eyes for Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa, Lyon’s Memphis Depay, and Liverpool star Divock Origi to add to their squad.