GreatInSports.com – Lionel Messi’s future is getting clearer. He eventually spoke by revealing his decision and a request to Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola to join Man City squad. Lionel Messi continues to be a hot discussion in the world of football. How not, The Football Megastar chose to leave Barcelona.
Messi has been in Barcelona’s youth team since 1 July 2000. The Argentina captain was promoted to Barcelona’s senior team on 1 July 2005. Lionel Messi has scored five goals in his last five games for Barcelona.
At Barcelona Messi is believed to be a right-winger in 415 games, a central striker for 255 matches, a hole striker 45 times, an attacking midfielder in 9 matches, and a left-winger 7 times.
The figure born in Rosario, Argentina, 33 years ago is the most skilled when he is grazing as the right-wing. Lionel Messi is able to pack 314 goals for Barcelona when combing the left side of the opponent’s defense. As for when he became a center forward, Messi was able to score 267 goals.
Meanwhile, when in action as an attacking midfielder, Messi can score 10 goals. In these three positions, Messi managed to score more goals than the number of matches played. However, Lionel Messi was still able to score goals when he was a hole striker (42 goals) and left-wing (1).
Tragically, Messi is now on the doorstep of leaving Barcelona. However, after Barcelona defeated 2-8 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final match on August 14, 2020, Lionel Messi’s relationship with club administration getting worst than ever.
Since then, Messi has been linked with Manchester City, which is considered to be at the forefront of accommodating the Barcelona captain. Man City has four men who have successfully worked with Messi. Pep Guardiola, who once coached Messi at Barcelona, is considered to be the most important figure behind his former team’s decision to go to Man City.
Many believe, Messi, whose contract expires on June 30, 2021, will continue his career as Mancity Player. Manchester City also has striker Sergio Aguero who is a close friend of Messi in the Argentina national team.
In Man City, there is also the Chief Executive Officer, Ferran Soriano, and the Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain, who worked with Messi in Barcelona. The presence of Guardiola, Aguero, Soriano, and Begiristain has brought success to Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s Man City has won eight titles, including the Premier League title in 2018 and 2019.
Argentine newspaper La Nacion also reported that someone with close ties to Lionel Messi had conveyed Messi’s decision about his future. Messi said his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, had taken part in the decision.