Lionel Messi not in Man Metropolis’s ideas


Pep Guardiola has performed down the prospect of Lionel Messi becoming a member of Manchester Metropolis by insisting the Argentinian is “completely not within the membership’s ideas.”

Barcelona introduced on Thursday that Messi will go away Camp Nou as a result of monetary restrictions meant they cannot register his new contract.

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Each Paris Saint-Germain and Metropolis have been linked with strikes for Messi however Guardiola insists the 34-year-old is not going to be arriving on the Etihad Stadium after the membership spent a British report £100 million on Jack Grealish and handed the previous Aston Villa captain the No. 10 shirt.

“We spend £40m on Grealish, £100m we pay and £60m we received [from incoming transfers], and he’ll put on No. 10,” Guardiola instructed a information convention on Friday. “We have been extremely satisfied on Grealish and satisfied Messi would keep at Barcelona.

“Proper now, it is not in our ideas. Completely not. It was a shock. [Barcelona president Joan] Laporta was clear at the moment concerning the causes.

“As a supporter [of Barcelona], I would love him to have completed on the membership. I’ve simply unbelievable gratitude for essentially the most extraordinary participant I’ve seen in my life.”

Regardless of pouring chilly water on the possibilities of signing Messi, Guardiola has steered Metropolis’s summer time spending just isn’t over whereas they proceed to chase Harry Kane.

Tottenham Hotspur have to this point refused to open talks a few deal for the England captain however Guardiola refused to cover his curiosity.

“Harry Kane is an exceptionally gifted striker and naturally, we’re very but when Tottenham do not need to promote… In fact, we’ll attempt,” Guardiola mentioned. “If Tottenham do not need to negotiate, it’s completed.

“In the event that they need to negotiate, many golf equipment wish to signal him. We aren’t an exception. We’re very focused on him.”

Talking forward of the Group Defend conflict with Leicester Metropolis at Wembley on Saturday, Guardiola additionally raised the likelihood that members of his squad will go away earlier than the switch deadline on Aug. 31.

Bernardo Silva has been linked with a transfer away however the Metropolis supervisor mentioned he’s not the one one who needs to go.

“Not simply Bernardo, there are two or three gamers that need to go away however they’re our gamers,” Guardiola mentioned. “Once they convey some provide and so they need to go away, we’re open to debate but it surely is dependent upon them.”



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