Former Man Metropolis defender turned Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng has provided his verdict on switch hyperlinks between Lionel Messi and the Blues.
Messi and Barcelona endured a troublesome 2019/20 season and the knock-on affect of that has been the Argentine ahead’s want to depart the Camp Nou.
While Messi continued his goal-scoring exploits for the Spanish giants, netting 31 occasions in all competitions, Barcelona misplaced the battle for the La Liga title and have been embarrassed within the Champions League quarter-finals due to a 8-2 hammering by Bayern Munich.
Messi has since demanded to depart on a free as a result of a clause in his contract which permits him to try this on the finish of the 2019/20 marketing campaign. That clause, nonetheless, expired in June, with the season finish date delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Metropolis are the favourites to signal Messi ought to he go away Spain, and Boateng feels that there could be no place higher for the 33-year-old to be apart from Barcelona.
” Pep Guardiola and Messi have celebrated nice successes collectively, which is why either side know that their philosophies would match collectively,” Boateng advised Bild.
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Boateng additionally had an additional declare to make as he insisted that it was clear Messi and Barcelona have been at odds with one another nicely earlier than his aspect pulled off the aforementioned shock win within the Champions League.
“You observed upfront that there was drama between Messi and Barcelona,” Boateng added.