The latest news on the transfer market on Tuesday, 18 May 2021, featuring news about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Both are rumored to have the opportunity to leave their respective clubs.
Manchester City has a chance to land Lionel Messi. The condition is that they must be willing to offer a salary of 500 thousand pounds per week, after taxes.
British media reported, The Sun, said that Man City had received input about the opportunity to recruit the Argentine. Messiah is said to be interested in a one-year contract, including an option to extend for another year.
Messi-Barcelona contract will expire at the end of this season. He hasn’t announced his next steps yet. Barcelona are said to be trying to renew his contract, but due to financial difficulties, Barcelona can only offer a lower salary than before.
Other news also mentions that the La Liga club is ready to release Messi if they are able to bring in Erling Haaland from Dortmund. The burden of wages for both will be too heavy for Barca to bear.
According to The Sun, this condition makes Messi the opportunity to move to City. If The Citizens are willing to give the salary as mentioned above, it will place Messi as the most expensive player in the English League.
Manchester City are one of only two clubs, along with Paris Saint-Germain, who are judged to have the financial strength to sign Messi. However, Messi’s relationship with Pep Guardiola makes Manchester City have a bigger chance.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Juventus is increasingly shrouded in question marks. The Portuguese player is believed to be leaving soon.
The latest news about Ronaldo’s possible departure from Juventus was reported by The Sun, citing Italian media Per Semper Calcio. They found signs that the holder of five Ballon d’Or titles gave a strong signal that he would leave the Old Lady.
The report states that Ronaldo is known to have started sending a number of his favorite car collection. The cars are loaded into the containers from the player’s residence in Turin.
There is a video alert that describes the incident when seven of Ronaldo’s car collections were carried in containers. It is not clear where the cars will be taken, for sure Ronaldo uses the Rodo Cargo expedition service from Lisbon, Portugal.
This reinforces rumors that he will return to play with Sporting Lisbon, the club he played for earlier in his career before leaving for Manchester United. Previously, the issue was raised by his mother, Dolores Aveiro.
Last week, Sporting Lisbon guest Dolores hosted an event celebrating the club’s victory in the Portuguese League. He spoke at the event and promised to persuade Ronaldo to return to Sporting.
Cristiano Ronaldo has only a one-year contract with Juventus. Juventus needs to sell him immediately or renew his contract so that he won’t lose his 36-year-old player for free at the end of next season.
His chances of extending the contract are said to be small. Juve’s mission to make him a weapon to win the Champions League trophy was not accomplished. This season, Juventus even failed to defend the Italian League title.