– Lionel Messi is reportedly trying to persuade PSG star Neymar to join him at Man City
– The Barcelona star has been linked with the Premier League side after telling La Liga side he wants to leave
– Messiand Neymar enjoyed their spells together at the Camp Nou, winning the champions League and La Liga titles
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Lionel Messi has reportedly held talks with Neymar privately regarding a move to Manchester City, reports from Brazil claim.
The Barcelona star shocked the world when he officially submitted a transfer request to his employers that he wants to end his 17-year reign at senior level.
And according to ESPN Brasil, Messi is now looking to reunite with former boss Pep Guardiola and his former La Blaugrana teammate Neymar at the Etihad.
Jorge Nicola who is the commentator for ESPN Brasil claimed that the Argentine and the Brazilian have held talks about Messi’s Barcelona exit.
Messi enjoyed Neymar’s three-year spell with Neymar at the Camp Nou, winning the Champions League and La Liga titles
And it is understood the 33-year-old is trying to persuade Neymar to quit Paris Saint-Germain for another big move transfer to play in the English topflight division.
It is however unclear if City would have enough funds to sign both superstars or if Guardiola would be interested in landing Neymar in the Premier League next season.
But the former English champions are still favourites to sign Messi if Barcelona approves of his transfer request to another club.
Barca had a hugely disappointing season last term as they failed to win any domestic title and were humiliated by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Ronaldo Koeman’s appointment as manager did not help matters as Messi and the Dutch boss could not reportedly reach an agreement.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Sergio Aguero has made fans go crazy about Lionel Messi’s potential move to Premier League club Manchester City.
The Argentine striker removed the No.10 from his Instagram handle and many believe Messi is just a click away from joining the Citizens.
Aguero has worn the No.10 jersey since 2008 and would do anything to make his international teammate wear the shirt when they become colleagues at club level.
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