Watch: Lionel Messi arrives at Manchester City training ground on Tuesday

Lionel Messi was the last to arrive for national team duty with Argentina in Manchester, but his arrival at the City Football Academy was made quite a big deal of.

The official Argentina account on Twitter posted some footage of the iconic Barcelona star arriving at Manchester City’s training facilities today. It isn’t the first time he’s been there, having featured for Barça against City in the Champions League before.

Messi will most likely never appear at the Etihad Stadium as a City player now, despite a long-term pursuit by the Blues, but he will feature on Friday night when Argentina meet Italy in a prestige friendly at the Etihad.

The 30-year-old has been training at City’s facilities this afternoon and was snapped with a man familiar with the surroundings, his close friend Sergio Aguero.

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