Transfer news: Messi reportedly struck a deal with CFG; Arsenal signs Gabriel

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Lionel Messi transfer news man city – Lionel Messi is said to have had some talks with the City Football Group for his possible transfer to the Manchester City club for playing in the Premier League. Messi has reportedly even reached a deal with CFG to make his transfer from Barcelona happen soon. The reported deal between Messi and the City Football Group is said to get Messi a figure in the ballpark of 700 million euros over a period of 5 years. He will then play for Manchester City F.C. and New York City F.C. Reportedly, the Barcelona maestro was offered equity in CFG as a part of his compensation package but Messi turned down the equity offer as he preferred cash over equity holdings.lionel messi transfer news man city

The decision for Messi to leave Barcelona comes after Barcelona was humiliated by Bayern Munich with a crushing 8-2 defeat in the UCL quarter finals. Messi has since been associated with Manchester City owing to his previous professional and cordial relationship with Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola. If Messi unites with Pep then City will truly become a side to be feared in the Premier League and will earn Messi the chance at yet another Champions Trophy in his cabinet.

Lionel Messi transfer news man city

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Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes was signed by Arsenal on Tuesday following his transfer from Lille. The 22 year old centre back has struck a deal with the Gunners around an estimated £27 million. The other clubs which were interested in the Brazilian defender were Manchester City, Everton and Napoli. The Brazil international was instrumental in helping Lille win the French Champions League title for the last two consecutive seasons.

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Lionel Messi transfer news man city

Post transfer news, Gabriel said that many fans of his were asking him to join the Gunners and it has been a big motivator for him to take the decision to join Arsenal. Also he said that he knew about the history and traditions of the Premier League club. Being offered by so many clubs was a surreal experience for him, he says. With Gabriel coming in, Arsenal now have a strong defensive pool with head coach Mikel Arteta signing Willian from Chelsea, and striking new long term deals with players like David Luiz, Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares. Arteta said that he welcomes Gabriel to the side and that he possessed many qualities that will help them improve their defensive play and overall game.

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