Omar Berrada thinks that while no offer for the Barcelona super star might be performed in 2020, the financial resources are there for a future arrangement.
Manchester City will remain in a position to sign Lionel Messi in the summertime of 2021 if the opportunity emerges, claims the club’s chief running officer Omar Berrada.
The Blues quickly positioned themselves at the front of a long queue of suitors over the summertime when it emerged that the Barcelona super star desired out of Camp Nou.
Pep Guardiola’s strong ties to Messi– having previously dealt with the Argentine in Catalunya– were anticipated to work in City’s favour if an impressive offer was to be done.
Messi will be complimentary to talk about pre-contract terms with other clubs from January, if no fresh terms are concurred in Spain, and City believe they boast the financial resources to manage a spectacular coup.
Berrada told the Manchester Evening News of previous links to Messi and the capacity for a future agreement: “He’s an amazing talent, he’s someone that can make a substantial impact at any club worldwide on and off the pitch immediately.
” He’s the very best player worldwide, he’s the very best player of his generation. I believe any club worldwide would like to explore the possibility of him joining their team.
” The reality that it was commented that he wished to pertain to play for City just shows you how far the team has actually come by the last years where the very best skill of his generation and possibly saying he desires to come and play for us.
” It’s difficult to think what could take place. If you reflect to those two weeks where everything played out at Barcelona, it’s nearly impossible to guess what will take place next summer season.
” Messi is a generational talent, he’s the best player in the world and probably an exception to prospective financial investments that we ‘d do out of the normal but our planning has actually been made with this present squad and it is being thought about with the current chances that we have.
” For every single position we have to be prepared due to the fact that there can be numerous things that can happen however at the very same time I believe we have the monetary strength and system ability to make that financial investment when needed.
” That’s what puts us in a position where we feel comfortable that we’ll be able to take the best choice since it also does not imply that we’ll have to rush into anything – first since Sergio [Aguero] and Gabriel [Jesus] are performing extremely well, they are two of the best strikers on the planet right now, and when we do choose to generate potentially somebody else, whether it is next season or the one after that then we will remain in a monetary position to do it for the ideal cost.”