Barcelona: Lionel Messi has signed a move to Manchester City to sign a contract with Spanish club Barcelona. Earlier this month, Marcelo Bachelor, a journalist who reported that Messi would leave Barcelona, made the announcement. ESPN reporters Moises Lawrence and Sam Masden also revealed the news.
Messi has reportedly spoken to current City coach Pep Guardiola. Messi was on the phone with Guardiola just days after his side ‘s 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The ESPL report said it was looking into the possibility of coming to the city.
Earlier, City had tried to acquire Messi. But what did not happen that day was achieved through a phone conversation with Guardiola the other day. ESPN also reports that Messi has drawn up a plan in City. Guardiola has previously coached Barcelona.
Guardiola coached Barcelona from 2008 to 2012. The fact that the two are in a close relationship also accelerates such a change. Yesterday, Messi announced his intention to leave Barcelona. The board confirmed this. There were also tweets this morning confirming that Messi had left Barcelona.
Former Barcelona captain and defender Carlos Puyol has congratulated Messi. His teammate Suarez applauded Puyol’s tweet. Catalonia’s President Quim Tora tweeted thanks to Messi. Catalonia is your home. He tweeted that he was indebted to you for the extraordinary performances. Messi’s lawyer has demanded that his release clause be extended to leave Barcelona.