According to The Sun, if Lionel Messi were to leave Barcelona, Manchester City would be in pole position to sign him over their local rivals Manchester United.
Here in the Transfer Tavern that news has certainly got people talking, with our City fans dreaming of the prospect of the Argentine captain linking up with his compatriot Sergio Aguero and playing under Pep Guardiola in a team that would surely dominate the Premier League.
The story has only come about because the forward is stalling on signing a deal worth £825,000 a week as he weighs up his options, and despite United feeling they have the cash to compete with their city rivals, they also feel they would be the second best option for the player.
Regardless of all this, our landlord thinks both should just give up on signing him right now and here are the five reasons why…
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