Lionel Messi Makes Revelation Of Moving to Manchester City

Lionel Messi Moving to Manchester City

Lionel Messi has histrionically admitted he’d love to work with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola again.

Messi has always claimed he'd only play for his former club – Newell's Old Boys.

The diminutive ace has now admitted he'd welcome a reunion with his old mentor.

When asked by Marca if he'd prefer to have a colleague like Leroy Sane or to work with Pep Guardiola again, Messi replied: “It's always nice to play with great players.

“Although it's difficult, I would like to work with Guardiola again.”

Reports earlier this year suggested City bigwigs would sanction a mega-money move for Messi.

Guardiola is resolute that he'd never bring Messi to the Etihad. “When I left Barcelona and went to Bayern Munich and Manchester City I never asked Messi to come here,” he told reporters.

“I never went to both clubs and said I want this player.

“I know how important he is for Barcelona.

“I never made the first step to say I want this player. Never.

“I said a thousand times I want him to stay at Barcelona. I want that.”

Guardiola took a sabbatical following his spell managing Barca.

Messi has previously said the 47-year-old transformed the La Liga heavyweights,.

He said: “Pep immediately transmitted an enormous amount of pride in our work, ambition and hunger.”

They travel to Madrid-based outfit Getafe on January 6.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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