Striker “Barcelona” and the Argentina national team Lionel Messi last summer could be in Manchester city.
A year ago, Messi experienced one of the most difficult periods in his career – the 29-year-old striker unexpectedly announced the suspension of a career in the Argentina national team and said the leadership of “Barcelona” about the desire to leave the club.
“El Mundo Deportivo” says that Messi was very close to moving to Manchester city. The new head coach of “Citizens” Josep Guardiola allegedly managed to convince his former ward make a new call.
Manchester city for the signing of Messi offered Barcelona a record in the history of football 150 million euros. It seemed that the high-profile transfer is inevitable, but Messi’s team-mates managed to convince the Argentine to stay at Barcelona.
Messi is a graduate of “Barcelona”. In my home club, the Argentinian made his debut in 2004. Since then, Lionel all tournaments played for the “blaugranas” 585 matches in which he scored 510 goals and recorded 231 assist.
In the era of Messi “Barcelona” has won 30 trophies, including four wins in the Champions League and eight titles of champion of Spain.
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