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Guardiola quashes talk of Messi move

Guardiola quashes talk of Messi move

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Pep Guardiola has ruled out a Manchester City move for Lionel Messi after Barcelona’s shock announcement that the Argentina superstar will leave the Camp Nou, reports AFP. City boss Guardiola was Messi’s manager at Barcelona for four successful years and the Premier League champions were immediately linked with the forward
following Thursday’s bombshell news. But Guardiola had just wrapped up a British record £100 million ($139 million) swoop for Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish when Messi unexpectedly became a free agent. And, speaking at a press conference on
Friday, Guardiola insisted a reunion with Messi was not in his plans at present. “Right now it is not in our thoughts (to sign Messi), absolutely not,” Guardiola said.