Pep Guardiola’s side is seen as front-line veterans for Messi’s signature after the player submitted a transfer request to Barcelona last week, although the enormous finances required to secure his services present significant obstacles to overcome.

Mason Greenwood wants Messi to perform in the Premier League

Manchester United player Mason Greenwood would be delighted to have Lionel Messi in the Premier League. Even if that means facing a six-time Ballon d’Or winner at Manchester City colors. Pep Guardiola’s side is seen as front-line veterans for Messi’s signature after the player submitted a transfer request to Barcelona last week. Although the enormous finances required to secure his services present significant obstacles to overcome. Greenwood, who is queuing up for his first high-ranking performance in England in the upcoming Nations League matches against Iceland and Denmark. He is thrilled about the prospect, even if it would benefit Manchester United’s crosstown rivals Manchester City. All young footballers know about Messi,” said the 18-year-old player.

Mason competes for national team’s forward line

“To be on the same field, performing against him, would be another dream that came true – not just for me, for everyone. Having someone that high profile in the Premier League would be a great thing”. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is absent from England after being arrested while on vacation in Greece and convicted of aggravated assault before seeking a re-trial after the conviction was quashed. “That’s really not for me to say, but Harry is a good guy. I look forward to seeing him back at the United after this international hiatus,” he said. Meanwhile, Greenwood will be vying for a spot in Gareth Southgate’s forward line. So he is unwavering, competing against skipper Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, and perspective United goal Jadon Sancho.

“I feel ready to challenge with anyone,” he added. “Like in the league, just going out there with a smile on your face and playing football is what it is all about. It’s good that everyone is pushing to places. It makes training and games better. I am looking forward to playing with Harry Kane. When I was on the youth team, I watched him in the Premier League. He is also one of my teammates and a role model.”