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What Guardiola said about Messi buy-out clause

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 22/08/2017

What Guardiola said about Messi buy-out clause

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has spoken out about Lionel Messi’s buy-out clause and according to him, he believed the €300m buyout clause could be met at any time.

The former Barcelona Coach spoke after his side’s 1-1 draw with Everton on Monday night, made the comments which will only add to growing uncertainty surrounding the Argentine’s future.

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“I don't know...someone might if they have the money and want to spend it,” Guardiola told his post-match press conference.

“It might happen, who knows?”

Reports suggested  City themselves could pay such a clause with sensational reports, Foot01 and Yahoo France saying the Barcelona star was their ‘absolute priority’.

Messi agreed on a new contract with Barcelona last month but did so before Neymar’s shock transfer to Paris Saint-Germain and has yet to physically put pen to paper, with his current deal expiring in June next year.

Messi might be tempted with a move to place abroad if the price is right.