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Lionel Messi would follow Pep Guardiola to Man City if he left Barcelona

Barcelona megastar Lionel Messi follow former manager Pep Guardiola to whichever club he manages next should he decide to leave the Spanish champions in the near future, according to The Sun.

The 44-year-old confirmed he will be heading for England when his contract with Bayern Munich expires at the end of the season, with Manchester City being billed as his most likely destination.

And now The Sun claims that their chances of bringing Lionel Messi to the Premier League will be greatly enhanced should they manage to land the former Barca coach.

Guardiola and Messi won 14 trophies during their time together in Catalonia, but endured a falling out towards the end of their tenure. However, they have since reconciled their friendship and he has apparently told City that the Argentine would be key to his plans at the Etihad.

City would be able to afford the 28-year-old, but may face resistance from Adidas, who in the past have suggested a willing to help another club they sponsor stump up the cash for his signature.

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