Man United could use £750m for Messi deal

Manchester United’s massive £750m kit deal with adidas could open to door for Lionel Messi to switch from Barcelona to Old Trafford, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils are set to end their long-term association with Nike to don a strip made by the German sports giants starting from next season, which will further boost the club’s transfer coffers – they spent an all-time transfer window record £156m last summer.

The deal will be the biggest on the planet – dwarfing the company’s other agreements with Real Madrid and Chelsea, and a source close to the arrangement told the Daily Mail that the funds coming in means that no player on the planet will be out of United’s reach:

“It’s no secret that after this, nobody is off limits.”

Interestingly, with Messi, who has been linked with a stunning move away from Barca – also sponsored by adidas as one of their biggest names there has been some talk of a transfer.

The same source when quizzed on whether or not the arrangement could ease the Argentine’s passage to the Theatre of Dreams said:

“It certainly would not hinder it.”

Messi is valued at around £200m, which adidas could help United to pay.