ሜሲ ሊሸጥ ነው?Manchester City could sign Lionel Messi, admits Barcelona director




Audacious: Any transfer involving Messi would shatter the current world transfer record

Manchester City have been given hope in their pursuit of four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi.Barcelona director Ariedo Braida has refused to rule out the possibility of the 27-year-old moving to Manchester due to the Blues' financial pulling power, reports the Manchester Evening News.  Despite a £205 million release clause in Messi's contract the player has been repeatedly linked with Manchester City.When asked about Messi's future, Barca international sporting director Ariedo Braida told Catalan TV channel Esport 3: "I believe it's very difficult that Messi will leave Barca but at times in football strange things happen.
"Now with these clubs that have so much money like (Manchester) City, certain amounts don't seem to have a value.
"In football things happen that appear impossible but I hope he will remain."



Messi claimed earlier this year that he was happy at Barca and quashed speculation that he would leave the club this summer.
The Argentina international created a new hat-trick record in Spain by scoring three goals in Barca's 6-1 triumph over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, his 24th league treble for Barca in all competitions.
The outcome at the Nou Camp lifted Luis Enrique's team to the top of Primera Division, just one point clear of Real Madrid, who lost 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Messi has enjoyed an outstanding campaign, scoring 30 goals and setting up 14 more in 26 league appearances.
"He is not just a player," Braida said. "Messi is a phenomenon, he is an alien."



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