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Manchester City should be cautious about Messi, says Clichy

Mon 23 November 2020 | 15:00

Gael Clichy believes Manchester City should first ask a few questions and then attempt to sign Messi.

No one can deny that

Messi

is eager to leave

Barcelona

.

Pep Guardiola

admires

Messi

as he won a lot of trophies with the help of the Argentinian magician.

Manchester City

is a potential destination in case

Messi

departs from

Barcelona

.

Gael Clichy

, former

Manchester City

player, while praising

Messi

, has some doubts about the possible signing of the 6 times Ballon d'Or winner. He says there are a few questions that should be asked before the transfer.

Clichy told

 Stadium Astro: “

[Cristiano] Ronaldo

did it in three different leagues,

Messi

stayed in Spain. Why would you leave when you are winning everything?

“Can he do it in England? I believe he can because quality is quality and he will have a team shaped around him.

Guardiola

knows him better than any other manager. He can be a success.

“Is it risky? Yes, it is. Time will tell. Can City do better? If they can, maybe they can attract someone like

Messi

.”

Clichy

added: “Do the fans want him at the club? Obviously. Does the manager want him? Probably. The president? Probably. Is it the right choice, the right solution? Who knows. People are saying he is past his peak. I still see him as the best player in the world.

“Would he be a plus for English football? Definitely. We can only predict something when it’s there.

Messi

will improve any team and if comes to City with Guardiola, the team will be shaped around him. Can he cope with the schedule and the weather? Who knows. It’s exciting news if it becomes real.

“What they did together at

Barcelona

was magical and you just hope that those two can be reunited. You think about

[Kevin]

De Bruyne

,

Messi

,

[Raheem] Sterling

and

[Sergio]

Aguero

all together, you are dreaming. Would it be the right solution? I’m not sure.”

 


source: SportMob