Manchester City have been urged to NOT signal Lionel Messi if he chooses to go away Barcelona this season.
The Argentine maestro is claimed to be contemplating his future along with his Nou Camp contract set to run out on the finish of the season.
Messi continues to be one of many best-performing gamers on the planet, however was overshadowed by 22-year-old Kylian Mbappe because the Paris Saint-Germain star scored a hat-trick in opposition to Barca within the Champions League on Tuesday night time.
The decline of the Catalan aspect over the previous two seasons, plus the revelation of the membership’s monetary woes, has put Messi’s future beneath the microscope and there are studies he’s wished by each Man City and PSG.
However, regardless of his undoubted class, there are massive doubts over whether or not the getting older nice is lower out for the physicality of the Premier League at this stage of his profession.
And Simon Jordan says he can be a waste of cash for City, claiming Pep Guardiola ‘doesn’t want him’.
The talkSPORT pundit branded the potential transfer a ‘Harlem Globetrotter signing’ and in contrast it to when Manchester United legend George Finest joined Scottish aspect Hibernian within the twilight years of his gamers days.
“I don’t see Lionel Messi at 33 years of age coming to Manchester City, and the membership making an attempt to bear the burden of what is perhaps a virtually £50m-a-year wage,” Jordan instructed talkSPORT host Jim White.
“Come on Simon,” replied White. “It will be sensible!”
However the former Crystal Palace proprietor was not having it…
“I suppose it was sensible for Hibernian followers when George Finest tuned up, however in the end what you get is a unique dynamic.
“I’m not being disrespectful evaluating George Finest in that stage of his profession to Lionel Messi now, however I simply don’t see Man City with the way in which Pep Guardiola has rebuilt them, I don’t know why Man City would wish Lionel Messi.
“Pep Guardiola has rebuilt Man City from what individuals thought was the carcass of a crew final yr.
“I simply don’t see, in addition to the Harlem Globetrotter mentality, why they would wish Messi!”