Lionel Messi has been widely linked with Manchester City over recent years, even more so with the appointment of Pep Guardiola at the club.
Speaking to Coach magazine, Barcelona’s talisman insisted that Pep Guardiola will be successful at Manchester City after he learns the trade of the English league:
“It is a very competitive league, last season showed that, so it makes it very difficult to predict. Of course Pep is a very successful coach, he will be adjusting to the league, but I am sure that he will be successful.”
Lionel Messi was then questioned about any desire to play in the Premier League in the future, unfortunately for Manchester City fans, he has appeared to commit himself to play for Barcelona as long as they want him there:
“I have always said that Barcelona has given me everything and I am here for as long as they want me to be.”
Barcelona have since claimed that the interview on Coach magazine with Lionel Messi is indeed fake.