The departure of Messi from Barcelona remains unlikely, despite the unrest around the club at the moment, but if he decides to leave, many clubs would be exciting.
Messi could move to Manchester City
According to Rivaldo, Lionel Messi could be tempted to reunite with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, amid recent speculation about his future at Camp Nou. Spanish radio station Cadena SER said Thursday that Messi would see his current contract at Barca and leave in 2021. The departure of Messi from Barcelona remains unlikely, despite the unrest around the club at the moment, but if he decides to leave, many clubs would be exciting. Man City has been tied in the past, and former Barca striker Rivaldo believes Leo could easily move to the Premier League. “If he is thinking of leaving the club, then something should not be good in the dressing room of Barcelona. And maybe he was tired of all the constant problems that have surrounded the club in the past few months,” Rivaldo told reporters.
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“When Messi’s contract ends, he will be 34, but I think he could still play in the Premier League with his class. It will be sad to see him leave Barcelona as soon as his contract ends. But I still hope that he can stay for now”. Despite his connection with the club, he has the right to move if he wants. And reuniting with Pep Guardiola in the City will be tempting for him. Another potential direction that was advertised for Messi is Juventus. In Turin, he could carry out the most courageous dreams of many football fans, lining up with Cristiano Ronaldo. As an alternative, Messi could replace the Portuguese, who will be 36 by the summer of 2021 and look for a new challenge.
“With all this speculation, I believe that some agents are already dreaming of taking a Messi-Ronaldo double in Juventus and how big it will be around the world,” Rivaldo said. “If this happened, there would be a world boom, And I believe that Juventus will quickly recover any investment on the Argentinean thanks to the growth that they will get from visibility and marketing. It would be historical to see both plays together, and I’m sure that many Juve sponsors would like to help financially, so this is also an opportunity for Messi. If there are rumors about his release, then, of course, each club will think about how they can sign him. The two best players in the world over the past ten years playing in the same club would be massive.”