The rumours about a possible exit of Lionel Messi from Barcelona when his contract is up, in 2021, spread like wildfire, and as always happens, there were those who linked the Argentine with Pep Guardiola.
The manager was clear in relation to the Argentine’s future in the last few hours: “I’m not going to talk about transfers or signings until the end of the season. My wish is for Messi to stay at Barcelona”.
Pep quickly moved on to speak about other current topics at Manchester City, such as the UEFA ban or where the Champions League last 16 2nd leg will be played.
“I’m not important enough to have this impact. I’m not president and UEFA has protocols. I’ve never spoken to UEFA”, the manager said in a press conference.
However, he again made clear that he would love to play the 2nd leg at the Etihad: “I have said many times that we want to play in Manchester, but we will accept wherever UEFA decides to play”.
In relation to the ban and the appeal to the CAS, the Manchester City manager confessed that he is in no hurry to know the resolution: “The 10th of July is the draw and the 13th will be the sentence.
After that, I’ll give my opinion. We are waiting for the resolution from UEFA. This season is not going to change”.