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Guardiola's renewal brings Messi even closer to City

Published:19/11/2020 - 17:04h

Updated:19/11/2020 - 20:31h

Pep Guardiola has renewed with Manchester City in a movement that could go hand in hand with the interest of the English to sign Leo Messi. The continuity of the Catalan would bring the Argentine even closer to the Etihad

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The Manchester City has informed this Thursday that Pep Guardiola will renew the agreement that joins him to the English entity by two years. The one of Santpedor, that had signed until June of 2021, will ensure a season more, until 2022, whereas the third year will be optional. In other words the Catalan will decide if follow or no in the Etihad until 2023 to fulfil the one who would be his seventh campaign there.

This news could result being a vase of cold water for the FC Barcelona and all his fans, since the possible course of the technician was one of the reasons that moved away to Leo Messi​ of the British group. The Argentinian, big aim of the 'cityzens' the past summer and wished also of face to the next market of signings of winter and to the course that comes, would have fewer options to finish in Manchester without Pep.

Now, with the enlargement of the ex Barcelona already announced, the 'Flea' goes back to be in first page of face to be able to reinforce to the team próximamente. The forward finishes agreement in 2021 and right now seems to have a foot and half out of the Barça, as it left clear with his last statements to the turn of this stop of selections. Leo is angered and seems to be unwillingly in the club, something that could propiciar his exit sooner that late.

In the City are prepared to do him a gap this month of January or of face to the next season, by what will be the footballer the one who decide what do. In case to decide leave of the team blaugrana, something more than possible, everything indicates that the English will be his first option now that Guardiola has confirmed his continuity. Gather again with the Catalan seemed to be one of the reasons of more weight to finish in the Premier and finally this reunion could take place.

The attacker of the selection of Argentina achieved to arrive to the peak and exhibit his best football with Pep in the bench culé. The one of Santpedor attained to take out the best of him and understood him like anybody has done in the Barça. Although his personalities bumped in the last year of the míster in the Camp Nou, both have a good relation and seems that Leo would be loved with the fact to be able to go back to work to his side.

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It will be necessary to see how finish all at the end, but is evident that of the list of candidates to sign to the of Rosario, the ones of Manchester would be for the time being those that better positioned are. Paris Saint-Germain seems that it also dreams with him and would try to use to Neymar Jr like big attraction, but everything indicates that Guardiola and his City like more to Messi, that if it abandons the Barcelona could play in the Etihad in 2021.

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