Pep Guardiola regrets signing Jack Grealish ” We thought Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona”


Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola spoke to the press and expressed that the club thought Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona. “We spent on Jack Grealish and he will wear number 10 because we convinced about him… and thought Leo would stay.” Pep told the media during an interview.

Guardiola added that “It looked like it finished well in terms of him continuing with Barcelona. it was a surprise for everyone – me included. The president was clear today. I didn’t speak with the player or the president so I don’t know what has happened but as a supporter of the club I would love for him to have finished but today the club needs to be sustainable and what happened in the last year was really not good. As a fan, I have incredible gratitude for the most extraordinary player I have seen in my life, for the titles he helped to Barcelona, to help me personally to help me to go to Munich and then to England. More than that, the incredible amount of feelings and actions in front of the TV and watch what he can do with the ball, with his mates in one football game. Day by day, game by game, every three days he made something unique. All I can say is thank you so much to bring Barcelona to another level, to allow Barcelona to dominate the world for a decade, and I wish him the best for the last few years of his career. He will not be forgotten. Hopefully one day we can say the best every because he deserves it. But if president Laporta arrives in this situation, he should do it unfortunately because someone before didn’t do well.”

The Man City Manager wished Messi was made available before Jack Grealish’s $130 million deal concluded.

Given that Manchester City is a rich club, it won’t be a shock if they join the race to sign Lionel Messi. As of now, PSG is the front runner and they are actively talking to Messi with the hope to reunite him with Neymar.


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