Argentinian Lionel Messi has allegedly received a huge offer from Manchester City to move there for next season after his current contract with Barcelona finishes on June 30. An astronomical amount of money could make him move. But given his large networth, why not buying a soccer club with that large contract? Let’s explore.
Considering the exchange rates, we will round up the offer in €494.8 million, which would be equal to the reported $600 million, despite the actual deal is offered in the European Union currency. Then, we surf the soccer market and find out the biggest clubs he could acquire with that amount of money.
Narrowly missing the edge, we can say that Italy has a big name that could be available for Lionel Messi, who would be just $1.8 million short. It’s no less than Serie A leaders AC Milan, who have a reported value of €496.3 million ($600.52 million). The offer for Lionel Messi is just lower, but he could go to the bank and get a loan, or not?
Flying to the north, the English Premier League could bring three interesting deals for Lionel Messi: for €491.5 million ($549.71 million) he could buy Everton and watch James Rodríguez weekend after weekend. 2015-2016 season underdogs Leicester City became champions, and could celebrate again if Messi buys them, it would cost €468.5 million ($566.88 millon). If not, Raúl Jiménez and the Portuguese army of Wolverhampton Wanderers could cost €428.2 million.
As for Bundesliga, a very strong contender like Bayer Leverkusencan be acquired by the Argentinian legend for just €396.3 million, or better said, $479.52 million. Would he ever be interested in being involved? He was allegedly offered to retire in New York City FC and later becoming an ambassador for City Group.