Messi says he’s ‘tired of always being the problem’ at Barcelona in Man City transfer boost

Posted 1 week ago 19 Nov 2020 by Emmanuel

MANCHESTER CITY have been boosted in their pursuit of Lionel Messi after he admitted he is “tired of always being the problem” at Barcelona.

The Argentine, 33, was met by tax inspectors as he flew into Spain after their 2-0 win over Peru.

Media also quizzed him over claims made by Barca team-mate Antoine Griezmann’s former agent Eric Olhats.

He said “deplorable” Messi went out of his way to unsettle the Frenchman and oversaw a “regime of terror” at the club. At that point Messi snapped, saying: “I’m tired of always being the problem.”

On the tax inspectors, he added: “I arrive and there they are some tax agents, asking questions, it’s madness.”

Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty of tax fraud in July 2016 and handed suspended 21-month prison sentences. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner was also fined £1.5million.

At the time he admitted he wanted to leave Spain over the mess.

City have not given up hope of reuniting Messi with boss Pep Guardiola — and young defender Eric Garcia could be used as a makeweight.

City know the Catalan giants are desperate to bring the Spain international back to the Nou Camp, giving them a useful ace up their sleeve if a Messi deal is there to be done.

Barca have been floored by the coronavirus crisis and are struggling to raise the cash to buy Garcia or Lyon’s Memphis Depay.

That has led to reports in Spain that Real Madrid could try to nip in to steal Garcia.

The 19-year-old’s Etihad contract is up in the summer. But City believe they could still demand a sizeable fee for him in January or use him as leverage in any bid for Messi.

Guardiola has not given up hope of persuading Garcia to sign a new contract.

But he has fallen down the pecking order at City after the arrival of Ruben Dias.

And he is worried a lack of football might impact his chances of playing at Euro 2020.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/13236785/messi-man-city-barcelona-transfer/

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I would love to see Messi play in the EPL that when we will all know who is d goat between him and CR7

1 week ago

Chaiii short cucumber wan play for city .

Better go and join urr mates for serieAA where they are doing d hard job.
Take a pay cut and join inter. Just like cr7 did

1 week ago

@Cassper come carry this urr small soldier

1 week ago

Exboss thanks for telling his short between him and you who is short. So shut up poverty

1 week ago

Kepa: Exboss thanks for telling his short between him and you who is short. So shut up poverty

Haaa see them. I tall.pass messi nhh.

My goat rich pass am.

By d way my name is not poverty. So take time ,Mr kwashiorkor.

1 week ago

Kepa: Exboss thanks for telling his short between him and you who is short. So shut up poverty

Chaiii nothing wyyy I no go see for gsf.

U be Liverpool fan u come deyy answer kepa.
Abi u want kepa on loan.
@Sharkmaster @Emmanuel50 @Cassper come see

1 week ago

Exboss i can see poverty in you fool your goat rich pass am monkey way never see food chop . Idolt like you you they call somebody child short you no get pity at all see people way go go Heaven

1 week ago

And the kepa that I answer is your kepa answer na your son monkey

1 week ago

una no get work.

1 week ago

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