Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Messi It's Barca ...or Blues ; City Confident Argentine Genius Will Head to Etihad - If He Quits Spanish Giants

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Messi It's Barca ...or Blues ; City Confident Argentine Genius Will Head to Etihad - If He Quits Spanish Giants

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CITY will be at the head of the queue should Lionel Messi ever decide to leave Barcelona.

The Blues are confident that if the little Argentine genius ever gets fed up of life in the Catalan capital, his destination would be the Etihad Stadium.

And with Pep Guardiola heading for Manchester in the summer, City chiefs are also confident they would have the pick of just about any other Nou Camp stars who may seek a move.

The Blues are not actively pursuing Messi, as it is clear that the brilliant little Argentine is perfectly happy at Barca, and his family is settled in Catalonia.

But if that changes, City would head the list of suitors, and be confident of securing his services.

Messi has plenty of connections at the Etihad these days, and was impressed by the new training facilities when he visited with the Argentina squad last year. …

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