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Man City don’t need Messi

Thu 05 November 2020 | 18:46

Former Belgian star of Man City believes that the club should solve its defense problems and does not need Messi.

It was at the end of the summer transfer window that

Barcelona

's Argentine superstar

Lionel Messi

decided to part ways with the club, with

Manchester City

looking set to be the his next destination.

However, after many struggles, Messi finally announced that he would stay at the Nou Camp for another season due to his unwillingness to have a legal dispute with the club.

Three days ago, the Telegraph announced that

Manchester City

would try to sign him in the winter.

In the event of a non-renewal of the contract, the Citizens will have the formal right to start negotiations with Lionel Messi and even formally agree with him, given that he has six months left on his contract with Barcelona.

In an interview with

'Manchester Evening News'

,

Emile Mpenza

, former Man City star, said:

“I think that with all the defensive problems Guardiola has, he doesn’t really need someone like Messi.

He should sort the leaky defence out first. Kompany has left a huge hole at the heart of the defence and City are yet to find the stability they had when Kompany was running the backline.

“It’s a tall order to fill Vincent’s shoes and what’s the point of signing Messi with all the issues they have at the back?

“They have enough players in his position like Mahrez and Aguero. If they sign Messi that would be too many players for the same position and cause problems.

“I believe that he will link up with Pep Guardiola again at some point in his career, but not at City itself but rather for their partner club New York City FC.

“Guardiola has managed in three of the best European leagues such as La Liga, the Premier League and Bundesliga with only Serie A missing. For me MLS is his next stop and he will take Messi with him there.”


source: SportMob