Listed below are your Manchester Metropolis headlines for the night of Friday August 28.
Vincent Kompany speaks out on Lionel Messi switch
Vincent Kompany says the signing of Lionel Messi this summer time could possibly be what Manchester Metropolis must take the following step within the Champions League.
The Barcelona famous person has made clear he needs to go away the Camp Nou this summer time with Metropolis thinking about signing the 33-year-old. Kompany, now answerable for Anderlecht, believes Messi could possibly be a think about pushing the membership in the direction of turning into European champions.
“It’d be unbelievable for the membership to have a participant like him – he might assist them take the following step by profitable the Champions League,” the previous Metropolis captain stated
“I do know Guardiola’s mind-set, so I can nicely think about the 2 of them will nonetheless have a rapport. I can think about Pep and Messi nonetheless have each other’s telephone numbers. To allow them to give each other a name. If Messi has determined to go away Barcelona then I can solely respect his determination. Let’s be clear – as a Metropolis fan, I hope Messi joins them.”
Opinion: Centre again and playmaker ought to nonetheless be precedence over Lionel Messi
If Metropolis had a switch plan for the summer time it has been thrown into the air by the information that Messi could possibly be satisfied to affix the Etihad Stadium outfit from Barcelona.
From a positional viewpoint, although, it’s onerous to argue that an attacker like Messi needs to be a precedence for Manchester Metropolis if they’re to catch Liverpool on the prime of the Premier League desk subsequent season.
MEN Sport’s Joe Bray argues that Metropolis ought to nonetheless be focusing their consideration on signing Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli to assist remedy the defensive points Pep Guardiola’s facet suffered from final season.
Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar has additionally been persistently linked with a transfer to the Etihad Stadium, though it’s tough to see him becoming a member of Metropolis if a deal for Messi can also be made.
Raheem Sterling free to affix England marketing campaign regardless of quarantine guidelines
Manchester Metropolis winger Raheem Sterling might be free to affix up along with his England teammates after escaping quarantine guidelines which might have seen him miss out.
Sterling attended a celebration for Usain Bolt’s 34th birthday in Jamaica final week after which the legendary Olympian examined optimistic for Covid-19.
Whereas Sterling himself was not affected, the UK authorities introduced on Thursday that Jamaica has been added to the record of nations from which travellers should quarantine for 14 days upon returning to those shores.
Nonetheless, Sterling has already flown house to England forward of the 4am deadline tomorrow and can be capable of be a part of up with Gareth Southgate’s nationwide staff squad after receiving a call-up.