Zabaleta thinks that the Argentinian star is not happy at Barca.
There has been many speculations aboutMessi’s
future and many pundits suggest that the Argentinian star will leave the club in the near future.
Zabaleta says thatManchester City
is the best club for Messi as he has lost his love for the Spanish club.
Zabaleta told Stadium Astro:
“First of all it is sad to see Messi in that situation.
“I never thought he would be in a final year of his contract at Barcelona. The team is not playing well and seems that he is not enjoying his football, he’s not happy, and we will see what happens with Messi at the end of the season.
“He has a close friend in Sergio [Aguero] at Man City and has worked with Pep [Guardiola] at Barcelona before, so they know each other. Some of the people on the board also know Messi.
“If Messi decides that he wants to leave Barcelona, that he wants to go and play in a different league, in a different country, of course Man City would be one of them.
“I know Leo and he has been at Barcelona for so long. I wish he stays at Barcelona. Pep has said this before. He loves the club and I don’t see him leaving Barcelona. But if he decides to leave, then maybe Man City would be a place for him to go and enjoy. Every player would like to have an experience in the Premier League.
“Man City would be the best place for him because he knows people there. We will see what happens at the end of the season.”