An incredible offer from the Chinese club was already turned down last summer. In the terms, Messi was guaranteed 100 million euros a year if he agreed to leave Europe for Asia.
However, the Argentine turned it down and opted to renew his deal with Barcelona until 2021.
But Hebei Fortune are not giving up and are now taking another route beyond money to land Messi. The CSL club have gone on to sign Javier Mascherano and Ezequeil Lavezzi.
Both players are personal friends of Messi and the Chinese club are hoping this would go a long way to make Messi change his mind some time in the future.
They have come to realize that it takes more than money to sign Messi and now want him to feel at home in China with his close friends around.
Messi’s new deal saw an inclusion of a 700 million euro release clause and despite this, clubs in China are convinced Messi would have a big impact and help put them on the world map in terms of football.