3. One last big-shot
The career of Leo Messi will last another 4-5 seasons max before he hangs his boots. Despite his achievements & talents he isn’t the world highest paid player right now and though Barcelona have promised to make him, it seems unlikely with this board.
Manchester City, however, can change the fortunes for him. He would want to earn how much ever possible to make things easier after he hangs his boots.
The Citizens will definitely make him the World’s highest paid player ever and with him moving to the Premier League, he would only end up getting more commercial deals.
Moreover, unlike clubs in Spain, Premier League clubs do not demand a percentage of what the player earns in Image rights. It’ll only result in Messi earning more money!
4. Better future than Barcelona
This might feel odd to some people but Manchester City have a better project that Barcelona right now.
The Citizen have a young squad, a manager who wants to make the club great and an owner who’s ready to do anything to make Manchester City the best in the world.
Messi would be the best thing to happen to Manchester City right now and vice versa.
Apart from this, the off field issues at Barcelona are also not something Messi would want to be a part of. The board is getting a lot of heat for the way they are running the club and it’s no surprise that Messi has not signed the new contract.
He wouldn’t have any such issue at Manchester City as the club is being run smoothly, without any sort of an issue.
5. No tax issues
One thing that has bothered Messi & may have spoiled his reputation is the Tax Fraud case against him. He has been accused of ‘cheating’ the government of million of euros and has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.
Though the case is over now with Messi slapped with huge fines . The Spanish prosecutors are trying to find things against the top players in La Liga and it will definitely try to find some flaw in the financial sheet of Messi.
In England, the club, first of all, takes care of all that for the players and if there is any issue, the club takes full responsibility and handle everything.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who’s himself caught in a tax fraud case, recently said,
“I never had a problem in England… that’s why I would like to go back to England.”