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‘Guardiola has by no means wished to harm Barcelona by taking Messi’ – Father of Man Metropolis boss doubts deal for Argentine

Valenti Guardiola admits that his son would welcome an iconic determine to the Etihad Stadium, however he isn’t anticipating a transfer to be made

Pep Guardiola’s father, Valenti, admits that the Manchester Metropolis supervisor would welcome Lionel Messi to the Etihad Stadium, however doubts a transfer might be made as his son has by no means wished to “damage” these at Barcelona.

A embellished Catalan coach has seen an method for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner mooted as an all-time nice continues to run his present contract down in the direction of free company.

Metropolis are one of many few golf equipment in world soccer that would supply Messi the monetary and sporting ambition he craves, however Guardiola has at all times maintained that he desires to see the long-lasting Argentine stay at Barca and see out probably the most exceptional of careers as a one-club man.

What has been mentioned?

Valenti Guardiola can’t see Messi transferring to England, as recent phrases are mooted for him in Spain, with a long-running saga set to come back to an in depth this summer time.

He instructed Emiliano Nunia: “There is not any membership on this planet that would not need to have Messi.

“I noticed him play at 12 or 13 years previous and I used to be amazed. He was extraordinary at that degree. There are only a few gamers like Messi, and I am certain that Pep would not dislike having him at Metropolis. 

“Pep has at all times seen Messi as one of the best, however he is at Barcelona. Josep has by no means wished to harm the membership by taking the participant.”

What does the long run maintain for Guardiola?

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Whereas doubting {that a} deal for Messi might be carried out by his son, Valenti has additionally acknowledged that Guardiola has no intention of taking cost of the Spain nationwide aspect.

He’ll, nevertheless, help no matter choices are made on the subject of life within the dugout.

Guardiola is tied to a contract at Metropolis by to the summer time of 2023, with the 50-year-old – who has guided his present membership into the Champions League remaining and is quick closing in on one other Premier League title – able the place he can dictate his personal future.

Valenti added: “I’ve at all times belonged to Barcelona and I at all times need them to win. However I need Josep to win first. My son is first, then I additionally get pleasure from when Barcelona win.

“I am very proud of the selections he could make. He can coach Barcelona, retire, or no matter. At his age, I not have to show him something. All the pieces he does will make me pleased.”

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