Lionel Messi contacted Pep Guardiola over the possibility of joining Manchester City this late spring, however, Barcelona trust Manchester United have begun arrangements with the Argentine’s agent.

Messi stunned Barca on Tuesday when he told the team regarding his goal to leave this mid-year, notwithstanding having an agreement until 2021. Barca reacted by requesting that he remain at the club he previously joined as a youngster very nearly 20 years ago.

Everyone knows this Barcelona generation is broadly viewed as one of the best that the game has ever seen, and it was Messi who led the attack, counting an astonishing 73 goals during the 2011-12 crusade, which was Guardiola’s last before venturing down to take a sabbatical year.





Messi accepts a clause in his agreement permitting him to walk away for nothing is still valid because the season finished in August and not May due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Barcelona states the cutoff time for Messi to leave for nothing went in June and will challenge the player’s contention that the cutoff time changed when the season was rearranged after lockdown.

Manchester United, Inter and Paris Saint-Germain are among different clubs credited with genuine importance for the attackers, who has recently said that he might one day want to come back to play with Newell’s Old Boys in his country before he retires from the game.

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