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Manchester City ‘learn Lionel Messi wage demands’

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks dejected during the La Liga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Elche CF at Camp Nou on February 24, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

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Manchester City have reportedly been told that they will have to pay £500,000 a week to Leo Messi, after-tax if they want to stand the chance of signing the Argentine this summer.

As it stands, Messi will be leaving Barcelona on a free transfer at the end of June. But there have been strong suggestions that the Argentina international is now open to signing a new deal at Camp Nou.

According to The Sun, the Premier League champions would have to offer Messi a £500,000-a-week contract after-tax to convince the 33-year-old to move to the Etihad Stadium. The same report suggests that Messi would be open to penning a one-year deal with Pep Guardiola’s side, with the option of a further 12 months.

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