Manchester City legend Richard Dunne is excited by the prospect of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero sharing the playing field for Manchester City. The Barcelona superstar has recently handed in a transfer request and reports claim that the Catalan giants could consider his sale for around £200m with just 10 months remaining on his contract.
In a report covered by The Star, Dunne said that Messi could prove the perfect foil to compatriot Aguero at the Cityzens and he could take the club to the next level. Pep Guardiola’s side have no found no success in winning the Champions League and Dunne believes Messi would enhance their chances of lifting the European crown, which he has won four times during his career.
He told: “They can play together, definitely. Messi plays in a deeper role than Aguero would normally, so he add something that little bit more special to Man City. In terms of trying to win the Champions League. City have looked like they lack that little bit of experience in winning the competition, and who better to bring in than a person who’s won it four times.”
The Cityzens are yet to make any sort of approach for the six time Ballon d’Or winner and they are currently waiting to know whether the Blaugrana are willing to listen to offers. Messi had wanted to release himself from his contract, but the Blaugrana hierarchy have indicated that the option had expired within 10 days of the original Champions League final date on May 30.
Hence, Messi won’t be granted his wish and none of the clubs may afford the staggering £630m buy-out clause on his contract. Still, he could head through the exit door, given the Blaugrana may not want to lose the legendary attacker on a free transfer in 10 months’ time.