Jorge Messi has arrived Manchester City to commence discussions on behalf of his son, Lionel according to reports from the UK.
The 33-year-old is set to quit his childhood club, Barcelona after nearly 20 years following a major fall out with the hierarchy.
However, it is still unclear whether a transfer fee would need to be paid.
City chief executive Ferran Soriano believes that his side will successfully swoop in and take the six-time Ballon d’Or winner for free.
The 53-year-old, however, has reached out to Messi’s camp to assure them that City can afford to sign him – even if they have to pay a transfer fee on top of his mammoth weekly wages.
Messi faxed the board to inform them he wants to quit after growing furious with their treatment of him and, most recently, Luis Suarez.