Pep Guardiola commented on the possibility of Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona. According to radio Cadena SER, the star would be dissatisfied with the way the club is run and for that reason, he plans to leave when the contract ends, in June 2021.

Manchester City is identified as a possible destination, especially due to the relationship between Messi and Guardiola, champions of everything that played together for Barcelona between 2008 and 2012. But the coach did not want to fuel speculation. “My wish is for Messi to stay in Barcelona,” said the Catalan, then later refusing to comment on City’s targets in the next transfer window: “I won’t talk about it until the end of the season.”

Even if they do not go looking for Messi, City will certainly go shopping for the next season, as they will lose midfielder David Silva, in the final stage of the contract, and also striker Leroy Sané, sold to Bayern Munich.