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Guardiola explains why Messi did not join Manchester City

December 5, 2017 7:50 PM
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Guardiola explains why Messi did not join Manchester City

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has denied that the club offered Lionel Messi a reported £88million signing bonus, in an effort to lure him from Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer.

Spanish newspaper, Marca, reported that City owner Sheikh Mansour, had personally made the offer which included a £44m-a-year salary.

Messi was out of contract in the summer, but has now signed a new Barcelona deal.

And Guardiola has now stated that no mega offer was made to the Argentina captain.

“No, it’s not true,” hetold a news conference ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.

“Lionel Messi signed a contract a week ago, it was never going to happen. Lionel Messi started his career at Barcelona and he is going to finish it there.

Also read: Barcelona vs Sevilla: Messi substituted in first half, doubtful for El Clasico


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