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BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,31ST AUG,2020-Manchester City are reportedly willing to pay Barcelona forward Lionel Messi a contract worth £450m.
Having expressed a desire to leave Camp Nou later in the summer transfer window, it has been suggested that Messi favours a reunion with Pep Guardiola.
Much could depend on whether City are prepared to pay an astronomical fee for the 33-year-old, which could be anything above £200m.
However, according to Sport, club officials are happy to hand the superstar a deal valued in the region of £450m across five years.
The report claims that the Argentine would remain at the Etihad Stadium until 2023 before moving to New York City FC.
Messi would allegedly receive a bonus of £225m – half of the proposal contract – when signing for the MLS outfit.