Joao Cancelo is backing Lionel Messi to thrive in English soccer if Manchester Metropolis are in a position to signal the Barcelona ahead.
Messi’s future has by no means been extra doubtful, together with his father and agent Jorge flying into the Catalan capital on Wednesday morning for showdown talks over if and the way the participant might be allowed to depart this summer season.
The switch discuss has dominated soccer headlines for the final week, however there was little noise from the Etihad as Metropolis cautiously anticipate the decision of these talks to ascertain whether or not or not they will transfer for the 33-year-old.
Eric Garcia instructed reporters on Spain responsibility that the transfer had not been mentioned throughout the Metropolis dressing room however that Messi can be welcomed into any group. As he prepares for Portugal’s upcoming fixtures with Croatia and Sweden, fellow defender Cancelo additionally praised Messi and predicted the star’s affect if he had been to maneuver.
“He’s an awesome participant, I gained’t say that he’s not. He’s an awesome participant,” he instructed RTP, by way of Sport Witness. “And in a group like Manchester Metropolis, after all, additionally with nice gamers on his facet, he’d have an awesome season.”
Cancelo had a troublesome first season below Pep Guardiola following a £60m transfer from Juventus however flourished when soccer returned after lockdown and made the left-back spot his personal within the remaining weeks of the marketing campaign, filling in for Benjamin Mendy in opposition to Actual Madrid after which preserving his place for the Champions League quarter-final defeat to Lyon.