Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has come out to say that he wants Lionel Messi to finish his career with Barcelona.
He recently revealed that despite rumors that he could join him at Manchester City, he actually loves the idea of the Argentine retiring at Camp Nou.
According to Pep, he has huge gratitude for what Barcelona has done for him as a player, academy manager, and first team manager.
He added that he is purely focusing on winning games and trophies for Manchester City, not transfer rumors and expectations.
His words, “Lionel Messi is a player from Barcelona,”
“If you ask me my opinion as a person, I have a huge gratitude for what Barcelona has done for me. In the Academy as a football player and after as a manager it gave me absolutely everything.
“What I want is [for Messi] to finish his career there. I would love it, I would wish it. That is what I said I don’t know how many times, maybe a thousand times.
“I would like as a Barcelona fan for Leo to finish there. But he finishes this year his contract and I don’t know what’s going to happen in his mind.
“Right now he is a Barcelona player and the transfer market will be in June and July.
“We have incredible games and targets and things we would like to achieve. That is the only thing in our mind. The rest I cannot say anything.”