Former Ballon d’Or winner Rivaldo has warned groups hoping to compete with Manchester City that the signing of Lionel Messi would make them ‘even stronger’.
The Barcelona skipper virtually left the Camp Nou final summer season as contract negotiations hit a standstill and City had been reportedly within the hunt.
Pep Guardiola solid an unimaginable bond with the Argentine ahead throughout his 4 years in cost in Catalonia and the pair gained each single trophy accessible.
The 33-year-old has scored 18 occasions in LaLiga this season already and has led the Catalan giants to fourth within the desk throughout a depressing season.
Paris Saint-Germain romped to a conclusive victory within the first leg of their Champions League knockout tie in Spain final week and switch rumours proceed to circle round Messi.
And former Blaugrana ahead Rivaldo believes a reunion between Messi and Guardiola in Manchester could be catastrophic to City’s rivals.
He informed BetFair: “Pep Guardiola has among the finest squads in Europe and Manchester City are in unimaginable type proper now after 19 consecutive wins, leaping to a 10-point lead within the league and taking a stable step ahead in Europe this week.
“City are a really wealthy membership and that enables them to signal the perfect gamers on the earth. For that cause, they might be a really stable vacation spot for Lionel Messi if he leaves Barcelona.
“Combine the good second of type they’re going by means of with the truth that Guardiola has already coached Messi with enormous success and it’s clear that the English membership would turn out to be even stronger with the Argentinian star on their ranks.
“The truth is, with Messi, they might be the favorite to win any competitors.”