Lionel Messi has been extensively honoured as one of the prime players of our times. His exceptional calibre always necessitated remarkable players to keep up with him on his side, and without a doubt, Barcelona have proved to be the quintessential team for the purpose.
However, the decorated forward’s celebrated career at the Catalan club is fretted to be nearing its conclusion, with no confirmed contract extension deals other than mere apocryphal claims, as the prevailing pact is set to become obsolete by the end of this year’s campaign.
If the 30-year-old were to hit the transfer market for free, none could cut the mustard to dream of anticipating what could follow, with a myriad of clubs craving for the world-class talent.
It had been previously affirmed that Man City are one of the top clubs relentlessly endeavouring to haul the superstar over.
However, as per Diario Gol, the English giants are backing off from a potential transfer, as Pep Guardiola is reconsidering his decisions about signing the mercurial forward.
The paper declares that the Spanish boss doesn’t desire to perturb his old club and their supporters by swooping the talisman, so as to avoid wrecking the likelihoods of his possible return some day.
The report further proposes that the duo isn’t truly sharing a sound relationship since the tactician’s departure from Los Cules. It’s just that the pair remained ‘cordial to the media,’ but in reality, are ‘cold in person.’
Since the influential manager left Spain in 2012, prior to coaching the German giants a year later, the couple who worked together really well in the past has reportedly spoken very rarely.
Regardless, even without Messi, Guardiola still has things going his way in the Premier League, after displaying an overwhelming performance in the transfer market for the Citizens. They sit comfortably at the top, still remaining unbeaten, although a fair part of the season’s yet to come.
Furthermore, the City gaffer reportedly hasn’t taken his eyes off from Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez just yet. Reports state that he’s preparing a move for the Chilean once again in the upcoming window.
Written by Hritwik NE
Passionate writer, coated in Blue.