The Spanish press revealed a phrase from Messi to Guardiola in the middle of the novel about his departure from Barcelona
They assure that the Argentine striker called the Citizens’ coach to find out if it took place in the English team
After several days of meditation, Lionel Messi made a decision . After more than a decade full of titles and records in Barcelona, the Argentine striker chose to take another path and move away from the Spanish team, in which he won 34 titles: 10 Leagues, six Copas del Rey, four Champions Leagues, three Club World Cups. , three European Super Cups and eight Spanish Super Cups. In addition, he is the club’s historic scorer, with 634 goals.
His possible destination would be Manchester City , a club where his friend Sergio Kun Agüero is (they tend to concentrate in each concentration of the Argentine team) and where he would meet again with Pep Guardiola, the coach who knew how to get the best versions of the Flea.
According to Cristóbal Soria, a member of the sports program Chiringuito de Jugones , the Argentine, after sending the corresponding notification to Barcelona about his desire to leave, took the phone and spoke with the Spanish strategist.
The sequence of events is as follows. Last Tuesday, once Leo decides to leave the Barcelona Football Club, Bartomeu’s sports project, he thinks about continuing his sports career and his first intention is Manchester City and call Pep Guardiola ”, began his story.
During that communication, in addition to testing the terrain to see if it takes place within the luxurious squad of the citizen box, the Rosario would have released a shocking phrase: “This call occurs and Leo tells Guardiola ‘I want to win the next two Ballon d’Or. And I can only do this with you’”.
These words reveal Messi’s thirst for revenge and his desire to return to the top of the world in football, despite the fact that today he is the top winner of this award (he won it six times, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo , today Juventus of Italy attacker).
One of the many factors that influenced the ’10’ to make the decision to move away from his beloved Barcelona is not to coincide with his sporting project and the various setbacks they suffered in the last editions of the Champions League. La Pulga believes that City can be an ideal place to develop their football and a team with serious chances of conquering Europe.
The English team, which until now has incorporated Ferran Torres (Valencia) and Nathan Aké (Bournemouth), has several stars within its squad: Aymeric Laporte, Ikay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Kun Aguero.
Last season, the Citizens were second in the Premier League (18 points behind Liverpool), FA Cup semi-finalists (they lost to Arsenal), League Cup champions (they won against Aston Villa) and succumbed in Champions League quarterfinals at the hands of Lyon from France.
It is worth noting that the Argentine would not be the only player who would leave Barcelona for next season. Among the expendable list that technical director Ronald Koeman drew up together with the leaders are Luis Suárez, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti. The Catalans, so far, have only incorporated Miralem Pjanic (barter with Juventus for Arthur) and the young Pedri and Trincao.