REPORT: Manchester City Believe They Are Favourites for Lionel Messi

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Following the bombshell of Lionel Messi’s reported urge to leave Barcelona this summer, Manchester City believe they are favourites for the Argentine’s signature. According to Fabrizio Romano, Man City are convinced they have a chance of signing Messi, and feel as though they are best positioned to complete a deal should Barcelona allow him to leave.

Wherever Messi does end up, the move will send shockwaves throughout the world of sport. A move to the Premier League and Manchester City, a club the Barcelona forward reportedly wants to join, however, may well be the most anticipated of all time. 

Manchester City Feel They Are Favourites for Messi Signature

Reuniting with Guardiola 

The last time Lionel Messi played under Pep Guardiola, he scored 73 goals in one season. The Barcelona number 10 was 25 at the time, arguably in his prime. 

Now, at the age of 33, one last hurrah with Guardiola could be on the cards at Manchester City. It would certainly be a fitting farewell under the Spaniard and in the Premier League, a league many hoped the Ballon d’Or winner would grace one day. 

With City very much feeling like favourites, according to reports, Messi’s conquering of England could come as soon as this season. His Barcelona departure would signal the end of an era at the Catalan club in what would be a sad departure considering the current state of the club.

The Chance for Messi to Silence Remaining Doubters?

Throughout Messi’s illustrious career, many have run out of superlatives to describe his brilliance. Yet, in the small minority, he still has his critiques from those desperate to see him grace a new challenge.

A move to Manchester City, or to any other league to La Liga for that matter, would only result in the silencing of the few critiques still somehow roaming around. If reports are to be believed, we could we see the Messi take to the sky blue colours of Manchester City this season.

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