Lionel Messi reportedly wants to spend next season at Manchester City after moving on from Barcelona, according to Marcelo Bechler:
According to Rodrigo Faez and Moises Llorens of ESPN, the superstar spoke with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on the phone last week to discuss a potential move to the Premier League club.
Messi had played for Guardiola from 2008-12, combining to win two Champions League titles in that stretch.
Guardiola has won two Premier League championships with Manchester City, finishing second in the league to Liverpool this year. Adding Messi could make the team a favorite to win the Premier League again as well as contend for a Champions League title.
With Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and others, this could be the top attack in the world in 2020-21.
Messi has already won six Ballon d'Or trophies as the best player in the world and he remains an elite playmaker, finishing this season with 25 goals and 21 assists in La Liga.
Llorens and Faez reported Manchester City had already been "crunching the numbers" to see if they can sign Messi without breaking the Financial Fair Play rules. If the money works out, it appears to be an ideal match for everyone involved.