Pep Guardiola leaves Manchester City door open for Lionel Messi

Kick Guardiola has invited Lionel Messi to join Manchester City the following summer, saying he doesn’t have the foggiest idea what is in the Argentinian’s brain with respect to his future at Barcelona.

Relations between the 33-year-old and the Catalan club have gotten stressed and City and Messi investigated a transition to the Etihad Stadium in the last window. Guardiola stays an immense admirer of a footballer he oversaw when Barcelona’s lead trainer from 2008-12.

Messi is out of agreement in the nearby season and Guardiola was inquired as to whether Messi may yet turn into a City player.

He stated: “Lionel Messi is a Barcelona player. On the off chance that you need my feeling, personally, I have immense appreciation for Barcelona and what they have accomplished for me. In the foundation, as a player and a chief, they gave me totally everything. I need him to complete his vocation there. That is the thing that I need. I said it multiple times. As a Barcelona fan I need Leo to complete there.

“Yet, his agreement completes this year and I don’t have the foggiest idea what will occur in his brain. At the present time he is a Barcelona player and the exchange market is in June and July. We have fantastic games and targets and things we might want to accomplish. That is the main thing in our psyche. The rest I can’t utter a word.”

Guardiola said Fernandinho was not good for Saturday’s outing to Tottenham however Raheem Sterling had prepared unexpectedly on Friday in the wake of pulling out of the England crew on account of injury. Sergio Agüero is set to return.

Guardiola is likewise open to proceeding as City supervisor past the new agreement he endorsed to 2023.

“I didn’t anticipate being here for a very long time here [by the finish of deal],” he said. “It relies upon the outcomes – on the off chance that we have achievement and we are cheerful, why not? In the event that we don’t have achievement, we are less upbeat and we will change. We had mind blowing achievement up until this point, eight prizes in three years and we need to do it once more.

“I’m actually appreciating this work, what occurs in two years I can’t reply. I didn’t have the foggiest idea what might happen 15 days prior; our discussion this week explained [my future]. It’s not possible for anyone to state what will occur in two years – two years is quite a while.”

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