2. Manchester City
Pep Guardiola’s reign as Barcelona manager would go down as one of the best periods in Barca’s history. Hymns and poems can be written about Guardiola’s admiration for Messi and if there is a chance for a reunification, Guardiola and Messi will be more than delighted. However, City’s interest has dwindled in the past few weeks as they are looking to sign Harry Kane.
The Premier League champions broke the bank and announced Jack Grealish’s arrival. Manchester City will also have to consider the economic aspect. The duo of Guardiola and Messi have won laurels together (14 at Barcelona).
Champions League is a trophy that has eluded Guardiola’s hands ever since he left Barcelona. Messi has not won the Champions League since 2015. A reunification could propel Manchester City in winning the UCL trophy, quenching the thirst of both Messi and Guardiola.
It might come down to either signing Tottenham’s Kane or Messi. Even the wealthiest of clubs will have to spend prudently or they may be staring at punishments for breaching FFP regulations.
Guardiola has made Manchester City an unassailable force in England, potentially one of the best in Europe and Messi’s addition would further make them invincible.