Besides a group of three players worth $ 182 million, Man City can pay an additional $ 118 million in cash for Barca in exchange for Lionel Messi’s service.
According to Diario Sport on 28/8, the trio of players that Man City will bring to the negotiating table are Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, and Eric Garcia. These are football transfer bombs that may explode this summer.
Jesus and Bernardo can join Barca to replace Messi
Eric Garcia, a 2001 midfielder, who grew up from the La Masia kiln, was among those noticed by the leaders of the Camp Nou for a reconstruction plan under Ronald Koeman.
Garcia joined Man City in 2017, after refusing to sign a professional contract with Barca. A year later, he made his first-team debut under Pep Guardiola. 1m82 tall, minded, and rich in potential, Garcia made 20 appearances last season in all competitions.
Compared with Garcia, the reputation of Jesus and Bernardo is superior. Both are the mainstay of the two consecutive Premier League championships 2018 and 2019. However, in the 2019-2020 season, only Jesus kept his form, and Bernardo fell. In the Champions League final in Lisbon, he didn’t start a single match.
According to Transfermarkt’s valuation, the current values of Bernardo, Jesus, and Garcia are 96 million, 67 million, and 19 million dollars, respectively. Including the $ 118 million that Man City plans to pay, the English team pays the equivalent of $ 300 million for the Messi deal – who has a one-year contract, but there are terms that allow unilaterally breaking the contract with Barca.
Man City pointed out when Messi ran out of the dispute with Barca
Desire to own the owner of six Golden Balls, but Man City does not want to break ties with Barca.
Man City knows that signing Lionel Messi is an important milestone for the team, according to La Vanguardia on August 27. However, Man City leaders want the recruitment of Messi to go smoothly and not affect the Argentine superstar, as long as he has not finished the problems with Barca.