It may sound like a particularly outlandish claim, but that is what Spanish station Deportes Cuatro report on Tuesday as they give an update on Messi’s future.
🚨🚨🚨 NOTICIA #DeportesCuatro
🇦🇷 Ni City ni PSG ni Inter… el MANCHESTER UNITED es el club que negocia el fichaje de Leo Messi https://t.co/z0HRx0Dd8l
— Deportes Cuatro (@DeportesCuatro) August 25, 2020
The report claims that United are not only weighing up a move for the 33-year-old but they have already put the wheels in motion in order to secure a sensational transfer.
Of course, a move to Old Trafford seems particularly unlikely due to the style of play at the Red Devils under boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the financial commitments the club would have to make for the Argentine.
Messi was outspoken about his disappointment over the club’s capitulation in the La Liga title race last month, and despite the determined efforts of club president Josep Maria Bartomeu to keep him at the club, his options are now wide open.
The Blaugrana are set for major changes ahead of the 2020-21 season following their 8-2 Champions League humiliation against Bayern Munich, meaning they ended their campaign trophyless.