Manchester City can be entrance of the queue to signal soccer icon Lionel Messi ought to the Argentine nice resolve to go away Barcelona, believes Darren Bent.
The previous Premier League star reckons the pint-sized maestro would like to be reunited together with his ‘dad’ Pep Guardiola on the Etihad, with experiences claiming Messi desires to go away the Nou Camp this summer time.
In response to a number of experiences in Spain, Messi has informed the Barca hierarchy he desires out ‘instantly’ following their humiliating Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.
The Catalans have been thumped 8-2 of their quarter-final this week – Barcelona’s heaviest European defeat within the membership’s historical past.
Messi appeared devastated after the sport, and the Argentine has reportedly turn out to be pissed off by the shortage of progress made on the Nou Camp in recent times – and is alleged to really feel ‘remoted’ on the membership attributable to their Champions League and LaLiga title failings.
Barcelona haven’t made it to a Champions League remaining since they final lifted the cup again in 2014/15, and did not defend their Spanish title as El Clasico rivals Actual Madrid have been topped LaLiga champions this season.
Messi is alleged the be assessing his choices as he considers ending his 19-year profession as a Barcelona participant, and Bent believes he might make a surprising transfer to the Premier League.
“I might see Lionel Messi going to Manchester City,” the previous striker mentioned on the Sports activities Breakfast.
“Man City aren’t the one staff that would afford him, PSG might as properly, however whenever you speak concerning the relationship between him and Pep…
“Pep nonetheless now all the time talks glowingly about Lionel Messi and him being the most effective participant ever. He even spoke about him after their Champions League exit.
“I can’t see him leaving Barcelona, I simply can’t see it occurring, but when he does, I might see him at Manchester City.
“Pep loves him, he’s like his son!”