Friday, February 19, 2021 at 12:47 PM• Rian Rosendaal • Last update: 13:12

Manchester City does not seem to be in the process of bringing in Lionel Messi at the moment. Goal reports Friday, based on a source close to the English leader, that there are currently no talks with the management of the Barcelona attacker, whose contract expires in a few months. It is also emphasized that the Citizens have not previously made an offer for Messi.

Messi himself is reportedly done with all speculation in the various foreign media about his future. The 33-year-old playmaker of Barelona would like to wait until after this season to make a final decision about the final phase of his playing career. As of January 1, Messi has the opportunity to talk to other clubs about a summer deal, but the Argentinian routine does not see any point in this. For the time being, it remains unclear whether he will extend his stay at Barcelona, ​​or whether he will opt for a new adventure elsewhere.

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Goal further reports that Messi has taken a neutral stance on the presidential elections in Barcelona on March 7. The attacker does not seem to have a preference for Joan Laporta, Víctor Font or Toni Freixa, the three remaining presidential candidates. Messi has no contact with the candidates and will not include the appointment of a new president at Camp Nou in his decision-making next summer. However, Laporta, Font and Freixa are all hoping Messi will opt for a new contract with Barcelona, ​​regardless of the many issues that have surfaced this season.

The link with Manchester City is by the way not new. Last year, when he indicated he wanted to leave Barcelona, ​​reuniting with Pep Guardiola seemed a serious option. After several years at the Etihad Stadium, Messi would then transfer to New York City FC, which is also part of the City Football Group. However, the plans were never put into effect. Messi has also been in the picture at Paris Saint-Germain for some time. Trainer Mauricio Pochettino and technical director Leonardo would love to see him come to Paris this summer.


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