The details of the conversation between Messi and Guardiola reveal the key to his departure to City: Gabriel Jesús

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FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola (r) hugs Argentine striker Leo Messi in celebration of Real Madrid's elimination from the Champions League.

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Leo messi he wants to leave Barcelona, ​​but not to go to any team. His intention is to join a club that guarantees him an exciting sports project, where he feels comfortable again on the field and where you get your best game back.

Of all the options on the table, his favorite is Manchester City. Meet again with Pep Guardiola It is a dream that he now has closer than ever, and that is why it was one of the first conversations he had as soon as he made the decision to divorce from Barcelona.

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The keys to that talk have been shared Veronica Brunati, Argentine journalist. According to the reporter, Messi assured Guardiola that it is not a question of money and if it were, City could not get to pay him the same that he charges now at Barça. The salary of the still captain blaugrana is equivalent to what they charge Agüero, De Bruyne, Sterling, Laporte and Gabriel Jesús. The phrase that, according to Brunati, Messi said to Guardiola was eloquent: “The money will not be a hindrance. I want to play for City.”

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Although it is not a problem for him, Messi is aware that Barcelona cannot let him go out totally free. From City they are willing to do the rest to sign him and are even considering putting one of their top stars into the operation: Gabriel Jesus.

The Brazilian forward is valued at around 100 million euros, which together with what they can pay for Messi, would significantly bring the positions between both clubs closer.

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