After Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed the clause in Lionel Messi’s contract which allows him to leave the club whenever he likes, there have been speculations regarding which clubs might want to make use of this opportunity and convince Lionel Messi to try and join their ranks.
If reports are to be believed, Manchester City is one team which is interested in giving it a try.
As per a report carried by Diario Gol, a Spanish news agency, the news regarding Lionel Messi has somehow been unnoticed since people have taken it for granted that Messi and Barcelona are a partnership that cannot be broken. However, the report adds that Manchester City are thinking otherwise.
The report further adds that Manchester City have an added advantage over other clubs who might be interested in roping the superstar forward and that is their manager Pep Guardiola. Notably, Guardiola was the in-charge of the Barcelona team which did a first treble in the history of Spanish Club Football in 2008-09.
Messi, meanwhile, is also an admirer of Pep and he may be willing to reunite with him at Manchester City. City have not won the UEFA Champions League so far but start as favourites to achieve the feat this time around. The favourites tag with Manchester City might be another reason which might prompt Messi to make the move.