Messi rejects a world record bid to remain at Barcelona


Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi rejected a world record fee to remain with the Catalan team, according to report in Spanish media Mundo Deportivo.

 Manchester City launched a world record fee for Messi last year but the Argentine forward declined the offer and signed a new deal with Barcelona.

 Manchester City chairman Sheikh Mansour was ready to break the bank and pay a sum of €755 MILLION to sign the Barcelona forward.

 The report claimed that the Argentine was offered a contract of €50m-a-year, plus a signing-on fee worth €50m and the same for his father, Jorge.

Messi turned down the offer and signed a new deal with his boyhood club Barcelona.


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