PEP GUARDIOLA says he’s at the hours of darkness over the place Lionel Messi shall be enjoying his soccer subsequent season.
The Manchester Metropolis boss signed a brand new contract on the Etihad on Thursday and it solely added to speak that his former Barcelona favourite, 33, could join him.
Guardiola is at the hours of darkness as to the place Messi shall be enjoying in 2021-22Credit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Messi has been linked with a transfer to Man Metropolis to work once more below PepCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
SunSport revealed earlier this week the Premier League membership are planning another move in January after initially exhibiting curiosity in the summertime.
Messi is into the ultimate 12 months of his contract on the Nou Camp and has seemed a annoyed determine through the early weeks of the season.
As a Barcelona fan, Guardiola says he needs Messi to stick with the Catalan membership however admits he isn’t positive if that can occur.
The City boss stated: “He’s a participant for Barca, and should you ask my opinion, I’ve an enormous gratitude for what Barca has completed for me, as a participant, supervisor.
“They gave me all the pieces so what I would like is for him to complete his profession there.
“I’ve stated perhaps a thousand instances as a Barca fan. That’s what I would really like.
“However he’s a 12 months to complete and I don’t know what occurs in his thoughts.
“He’s a Barca participant and the switch market is in July. We’ve got targets to realize and that is all we now have in our minds.
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“The remaining I can not say anything as all the time.”
Guardiola stopped wanting ruling out a bid for the Argentine famous person however needs to give attention to the gamers he at the moment has.
Metropolis are eyeing extra titles after convincing their boss to increase his keep as supervisor till summer season 2023.
His earlier deal was as a result of expire in the summertime however he stated extra silverware is now the goal.
Guardiola added: “I’m not considering a lot proper now however titles can be good. To do what we’ve completed in the previous couple of years is troublesome.
“However we’re considering week by week do an excellent job and see on the finish what we deserve.”
“All of the managers are right here to win titles, we’ve completed extremely properly – eight titles in three years and that was troublesome.
“We spoke rather a lot with the chief exec, Txiki Begiristaina and Khaldoon, we analyse what we do.
“Now I say a giant thanks. I’m so grateful to have the ability to lengthen right here. The membership is the explanation why I’m nonetheless right here.
“They gave me rather a lot within the 4 seasons and we need to proceed attempting to do our greatest.”