– Lionel Messi has been linked with a number of clubs this summer
– The 33-year-old reveals he wants to leave Barcelona for the first time in 17 years
– Inter Milan, PSG, Man United and Chelsea are also interested in the six-time Ballon d’or winner
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Pep Guardiola’s assistant Manuel Estiarte has hinted that Manchester City are doing all they can to keep Lionel Messi happy if he joins them this summer.
The 33-year-old has decided to leave Barcelona with one year left on his current deal after handing them a transfer request earlier this week.
Although a lot of people are weighing into the matter but the Argentine seems upset about a lot of things – most recently his conversation with new boss Ronald Koeman.
Teams like Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea and Inter Milan are also monitoring his situation at Camp Nou.
SunSport however reports that Estiarte who has been an admirer of the Catalan club posted a picture of the want-away star, saying: “It’s time to help you be happy.“
The publication reveals the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s arm was around an elderly woman believed to be Estiarte’s mum.
And the caption written in Catalan read: “Thanks for making my mom happy. “Thank you for making so many people happy. “Now it’s time to help you be happy!!!”
The 58-year-old who has been Guardiola’s right-hand man since 2008 at Barcelona won Olympic gold medal and he’s also ex-water polo player.
Meanwhile, reports claim that Messi’s father, Jorge is already in Manchester negotiating a move to the Etihad for his son as Paris Saint-Germain are said to have ruled themselves out of the move.
Although, some other reports reveal that the forward prefers Inter Milan move to renew rivalry with Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese forward has been with the Old Lady since 2018 after ending his nine year reign with Real Madrid.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi sets sight to renewing rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo if he decides to join Inter Milan this summer.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has made it clear he wants to leave Camp Nou after handing them a transfer request earlier this week.
Though the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are interested in luring him to their clubs, the 33-year-old has been tipped to join Antonio Conte’s side.
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