Manchester City Fans have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relays reports that claims the club have ended their pursuit of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.
Many fans will remember the crazy two-week period towards the end of August as City were reportedly in talks to sign Messi with the Argentine star pushing for a move away from Barcelona.
However, the six-times world player of the year eventually decided to stay in Spain for the coming season, the last on his current deal, as he did not want to face a legal battle with the club he joined as a teenager and with whom he has amassed more than 30 major trophies.
The Premier League giants are still favourites to sign wantaway superstar in case he finally decide to leave Barcelona.
According to Spanish football expert Semra Hunter via Sky Sport, City are no longer keen to sign the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, with his age and €100m-a-year wages (£89m) thought to be a deal breaker for City.
“I have it on good authority from someone close to the situation that Manchester City are not going to bid for Lionel Messi. Based on the information I have, as of today, that door is closed,” Hunter told Sky Sports News.
➽ ‘Perfect D.Silva Replacement’, ‘Similar to Bernardo’ – Fans reacts to Man City’s interest in Liga attacking midfield starlet
➽ ‘Jesús is much better’, ‘shouldn’t be an option’ – Fans reacts to Man City’s interest in ‘most-likely’ Aguero’s replacement
➽ ‘Better than Rodri’, ‘Best choice’ – Fans reacts as Man City eye up ‘Perfect’ Fernandinho replacement
➽ ‘Has the potential to reach the heights of KDB’ – Fans reacts to Man City’s reported top transfer target
➽ ‘Would be the signing of the decade’ – Fans reacts as Man City eye up world-class Sergio Aguero replacement
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Chief, Many man City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions.
You can find some of the best comments from Twitter below:
Thats great news!
— WielkiSzu82 (@WSzu82) November 22, 2020
Relieved if true
— #OccupyWallStreet 🌻🏴 (@ScottKn88252149) November 22, 2020
To be honest. I’d take him or leave him. Obviously, he’ 🐐 but age isn’t on his side. Much prefer someone like Haaland that can take us forward in the long run
— Adam Taylor-Christensen (@AdamTaylor_ATC) November 22, 2020
Not even upset better spend all the money on haaland
— onemilli (@onemilli1) November 22, 2020
i highly doubt it otherwise why was berrada saying we were capable of doing a deal to bring messi
— JS (@ManCityFORLIFE5) November 22, 2020