Rivaldo sends message to Barcelona celebrity Lionel Messi over Manchester City switch

Barcelona legend Rivaldo believes Manchester City would be a ‘very solid’ choice for Lionel Messi should he choose to leave the Camp Nou at the end of the season. The Argentine has less than six months to run on his contract with the Catalans and it’s increasingly likely that he will leave the club at…

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Barcelona sage Rivaldo believes Manchester City may perchance per chance per chance be a ‘very stable’ more than a couple of for Lionel Messi may perchance per chance per chance also soundless he purchase to movement away the Camp Nou on the close of the season.

The Argentine has lower than six months to bound on his contract with the Catalans and it’s more and more doubtless that he's going to leave the membership on the close of the campaign.

Messi used to be wanting to movement away final summer season but used to be delighted to protect for one other 12 months after a contract dispute with the membership’s hierarchy.

Nonetheless, the La Liga giants are heading for a final-16 Champions League exit by the fingers of PSG after a thumping 4-1 defeat within the first leg on the Camp Nou.

City, in inequity, are 2-0 up in opposition to Borussia Monchengladbach and are favourites to capture the match for the first time within the membership’s history.

And Rivaldo believes Messi would make City the strongest power in Europe for the foreseeable future if he determined to movement to the Etihad.

‘Pep Guardiola has one among the categorical squads in Europe and Manchester City are in amazing affect moral now after 19 consecutive wins, jumping to a 10-point lead within the league and taking a stable step ahead in Europe this week,’ Rivaldo told Betfair.

‘City are a indubitably correctly to place membership and that allows them to signal the categorical gamers on this planet. For that motive, they would perchance per chance be a indubitably stable lumber role for Lionel Messi if he leaves Barcelona.

‘Mix the fair correct moment of affect they’re going by with the truth that Guardiola has already coached Messi with great success, and it’s determined that the English membership would change into even stronger with the Argentinian essential person on their ranks.

‘Truly, with Messi, they would perchance per chance be the favorite to capture any opponents.’

City bear been favourites for Messi’s signature final summer season but Paris Saint-Germain launched a allure offensive earlier this season and are currently heading the flee for the Argentina captain.

The Ligue 1 giants are assured of tying Kylian Mbappe and Neymar all of the map in which down to contemporary prolonged-period of time extensions within the French capital, with the duo potentially buoyed by talk of Messi arriving on the membership.

For more from Betfair Ambassador, Rivaldo head to: www.making a bet.betfair.com/football/rivaldo/

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