Lionel Messi had affirmed his desire to leave Barça last August but, subsequently, the native of Rosario made the decision to stay at Camp Nou for the last year of his contract with the Catalan club, in particular because he did not want go to court to force his departure.
“FC Barcelona, the club I love”, says Guardiola
On the court list to get Messi, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City were seen as the favorites, but the two are not going to be reunited. “I don’t need to explain anything. Leo explained it very well I don’t think I have anything to add”, explained the coach, before the match against Wolves in the league on Monday in the Premier League (9 p.m.).
Pep is focussed on getting results as our 20/21 @premierleague campaign kick-off is just around the corner!
– Manchester City (@ManCity) September 18, 2020
Relaunched later on possible contacts between City and Messi, the former Barça technician closed the chapter: “I don’t know, that’s a question for Leo Messi. I can’t talk about other people’s intentions. He’s a FC Barcelona football player. We have nothing more to add. He’s a football player from FC Barcelona – the club I love“, he assured.