Lionel Messi close to signing for Man City after phonecall with Pep Guardiola

The reports come after Sky Sports said Messi HAD spoken with Pep Guardiola, who is Manchester City boss.

The two are friends after Pep managed Barcelona with Messi his star player.

The Argentine Messi, 33, has reportedly been unhappy in Spain after playing his whole senior career there and after their 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich.

Gary Cotterill, a reporter with Sky Sports at the Nou Camp earlier this evening said: “Messi is clearer now about where he wants to head (to).

“Manchester City are the only club on the table as far as Lionel Messi is concerned. We have been hearing from sources close to Messi in Argentina that there was a telephone call between Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola.

“Sky Sports can now confirm that that phone call did take place. Pep Guardiola wants Lionel Messi and Lionel Messi wants Pep Guardiola.

“Manchester City want Messi and they all want to win a Champions League together.”

The shock news will come as heartbreak for other clubs, who would love to take on arguably the world’s greatest ever footballer.

Messi, Manchester City and Barcelona have not commented yet.


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