See Maguire’s reaction as Manchester United contact Messi’s father over transfer
Manchester United have contacted Jorge, the father of Lionel Messi, over his son’s possible transfer to Old Trafford.
Messi on Tuesday informed Barcelona through a burofax that he was set to leave the club.
Messi’s decision followed Barcelona’s 8-2 thrashing by Bayern Munich who went on to win the Champions League.
Following the heavy defeat, Barca sacked their manager Quique Setien and Eric Abidal after overseeing the club’s first trophy-less season in six years.
Manchester City are ahead of Paris Saint Germain, Inter Milan and others in the race to acquire Messi’s services.
However, BeIN Sports journalist, Tancredi Palmeri, reports that Manchester United have now entered the running for his signature.
He tweeted: “BOOM! Manchester United have contacted…