Manchester City and Lionel Messi are back in the news together. This time it is a report from Mundo Deportivo in Spain who claim City are ’still monitoring and interested’ in the Argentine superstar.
The report is newsworthy because Messi is now technically a free agent as of 1 July, 2021.
That has spiced things up as now he is free to do as he pleases.
Add the Barcelona finances being in shambles and maybe could not even be able to register him and all their other signings and you have piqued my interest.
Messi and Pep are great friends, but to me therein lies the biggest problem. Pep will not want to hurt Barcelona in any way, shape or form.
He has proved with Eric Garcia and the unwillingness of hurting them in the transfer market as well.
It’s why this deal is highly unlikely. One can dream, but bank on City doing something in the market very soon.