So far, Manchester City is the favorite club to be Lionel Messi’s next destination. The Guardian newspaper said on Wednesday that the English are confident that they will finally be able to sign the Barcelona star, a desire that has been expressed for years. The difference is that this time, however, Messi wants to leave.

Journalist Marcelo Bechler, from Esporte Interativo, stated that Messi has already decided to want to play for Manchester City. Argentine journalist Veronica Brunati, close to the player’s family, has published that the English club will meet with Messi’s surroundings next week in Barcelona.

According to the Guardian newspaper, Manchester City also believes it is possible to hire Messi if the deal is free or at a low cost, as the Argentine star’s wages in Barcelona free of tax are in the range of € 50 million annually. In favor of City weighs the fact that Messi can again work with Pep Guardiola, with whom he won 14 titles out of 19 possible between 2008 and 2012.