Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi made magic together while at FC Barcelona. The two were a part of many special matches and moments as a pair.
Given that last summer, Lionel Messi wanted to leave Barcelona, his re-linking with Pep at Manchester City has been rumored on and off for the last 6 months. Despite it appearing that Messi will either return to Barcelona or leave for PSG, the rumors haven’t died completely.
Pep’s father, Guardiola Sr, commented on his son’s potential reunification with Messi in an interview this week.
“I have seen Messi play at the age of 12 or 13 for the first time in the mini stadium and I was already amazed at how he played for Barcelona B. He was extraordinary at that level. There are few [players like] Messi. I think Pep would not be displeased to have him at Manchester City.
“My son [and] Messi, he has always had him [Messi] as high as he would like to be, but today he is at Barcelona and “Josep” has “Barca” in his heart and he would never want to hurt Barcelona [by taking Messi away from them],
Guardiola Sr | Source
The latest rumors suggest that Messi’s not in Man City’s plans and will instead sign a new contract at the Camp Nou.