Premier League leaders Manchester City respond to links over FC Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi – News

Posted: 14 March 2018
Time: 19:00

Manchester City has responded to speculation that the club will look to activate the release clause of FC Barcelona club-record goalscorer Lionel Messi in the off-season.

Descirbed as ‘the best player in the history of football’, City sporting director Ferran Soriano waxed lyrical over the talents of the Blaugrana talisman.

And Despite having the financial muscle to secure a deal for the 30-year-old, Soriano issued an honest response to the rumours circulating in English media.

“There is no chance of signing Messi,” he said in an interview with several media outletsĀ in Argentina, as quoted by Marca. “I know him and his family well and I know they are fine in Barcelona, which is where he needs to be.

“We will make our way without him, which will be more difficult because he is the best player in the history of football. He changed everything, he is a genius.”

Article by: Staff Reporter

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Publish date : 2018-03-14 16:36:45

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