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United beaten by City in another world record transfer deal

Timothy Aiyeku

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Lionel Messi

Man United will not be signing Barcelona great, Lionel Messi this summer transfer window despite registering their interest in his service by holding talks with his representatives.

Lionel Messi took the world by surprise and got everyone talking after officially informing the Catalans of his decision to leave the club this summer window.

The decision of the Argentina international is not unconnected with the unimpressive performance of the team in the just-concluded season. They lost the La Liga title to Real Madrid and were humiliated out of the Champions League.

Amidst interest from the Red Devils, French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain were also keen to land Lionel Messi but they have been told by the player’s father that his desire is to move to England but to join Man City, according to L’Equipe.

This will leave Man United as securing the service of the world footballer of the year will be a dream one for them as well as other clubs.

It is reported that Lionel Messi has a release clause of £500 million which must be activated before he leaves.

However, Barcelona are in the last-minutes move to keep the player with the club president accepting to resign to be able to ensure Lionel Messi’s stay at Camp Nou.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.