Barcelona star Messi has already spoken to Guardiola on Man City move

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has already spoken to Lionel Messi and the English club are prepared to sign the Argentine if he leaves Barcelona this summer, report The Athletic.

It follows on from multiple reports across Spanish and Argentinean media which state that Messi intends to leave Barcelona and will attempt to activate a clause in his deal which allows him to break his contract.

Now aged 33, Messi starred under Guardiola when the latter was in charge at the Blaugrana between 2008 and 2012, with the two maintaining a personal relationship since.

The report claims that whilst City’s stance is that they will not attempt to sign the player, that will change if he becomes available as a free agent and Guardiola has already initiated the talks.

Messi has won a record six Ballon d’Or awards during his spell at the Camp Nou, where he has spent the entirety of his professional career and firmly established himself as one of the greatest footballers ever to play the sport.

Messi has scored a scarcely believable 634 goals in 731 official appearances for Barcelona, but his time at the club now appears to be up and he is hopeful of becoming a free agent.

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  1. Marcel says:

    Yes I want him to leave, and my personal suggestion is man city fc. how on earth can this club be fixed under this president, how? the young man has done all he can for us, but this club President and the bored is not helping matters, bear it mind that it will take up to 3 to 4 years to put things on smooth move again and his age is going down, so let the young man go please.

  2. Peter love says:

    Welcome welcome lion messi to manchester city as he is leaving barca,it will be a sad news for lion messi to leave barca but as he decided to leave welcome to city,am urgening pep to sign legency lion messi when he is leaving,sorry my team fc barca for loosing the president and the king of football one gose one come

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