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Meeting reportedly held as Man City eye potentially era-defining deal

Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking summer spend has absolutely thrilled the Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern, who are confident of winning the Premier League title. 

Though the iconic Spaniard struggled to wholly convince during his first campaign on these shores, our resident City slickers are eager to see his new signings help impose that famous footballing philosophy on the Etihad’s pitch.

So, imagine just how excited they were after reading reports from the Daily Record. They claim representatives from the club have held talks with some of LIONEL MESSI’S advisors.

Excuse our excitement.

Indeed, a meeting is believed to have taken place in a Barcelona restaurant last week, with the Argentine superstar said to be somewhat dissatisfied by the club’s current squad. Having recently lost Neymar, the contract Messi was reported to have agreed a while ago is not thought to have actually been signed.

With that in mind, City are believed to be exploring the possibility of bringing him to the Premier League. They are thought to be aiming to sign the 30-year-old THIS SUMMER by using his buy-out clause at the Camp Nou, though the notion of landing him next year is reportedly more realistic.

Messi is understood to have an open invitation to work with Guardiola in England and Barcelona source quoted in the report claims he is ‘seriously considering leaving’ his boyhood charges.

Now, that’s made for some celebration in the Tavern.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

Signing Messi would surely take City up to the level they’ve spent so much trying to reach. It’d undoubtedly be the biggest signing of all-time and one that’d change the complexion of the Premier League, though we can’t see it happening.

Leaving Barcelona now, with the club arguably at their worst in over a decade, doesn’t seem to be Messi’ style.


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