The former Barcelona player claims that Manchester City might be wrong considering to buy Messi.
After Messi had a high-profile argument with sporting director Eric Abidal, England’s top sides have reportedly been checking the maths on a potential summer move. A Premier League switch seems somewhat fantastical, but reuniting with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City appears a little more feasible. The Argentine is leading a disillusioned life in Barcelona following a row with sporting director Eric Abidal.
Speculations were tentative about a move to Manchester City this week. The PL outfit can comfortably land the player. They are eager to secure a move for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner in the summer. Messi has the opportunity to become a free agent at the end of the season and move on to join a new club. But Pep Guardiola insisted he wants to see Messi stay at the Nou Camp.
It has put City and Manchester United on high alert but Petit, who spent three years at both Arsenal and Chelsea, believes Messi wouldn’t have the same impact in England. He believes that amidst the unrest at Camp Nou, Manchester City should not be considering to buy Messi. Petit explained how the intensity of the English League may affect the player’s game.
Leo favoring greener pastures?
Eric Abidal, Barcelona’s technical secretary, said that some players weren’t happy under sacked Ernesto Valverde. He also went on to say that some of those same players weren’t working. Messi responded to the comment sharply as he demanded to name these players. It kicked off a crisis in Barcelona. Barca legend and World Cup winner Emmanuel Petit has been wondering in a rather controversial fashion.
Petit quote, “Honestly, I don’t think he’s suited to the intensity of England. He doesn’t like being closed down and being fought. It would be a pleasure for English fans to see him but I don’t see why a club like Manchester City, for example, would move for Messi at 32 or 33.”
Messi has been in Barcelona since he was a child. He joined the La Masia academy in 2001 and came through the youth ranks. Pep Guardiola has refused the suggestions of Messi leaving the Catunlya outfit. Messi’s future is partially in jeopardy and is yet to be decided. And it seems so that fans will have to wait until the end of the season. We have rarely seen a club captain leave and it will be a shocking decision if Leo drifts away from Blaugrana.