The issue of Lionel Messi’s move to Manchester City last summer is already closed. However, it is not impossible that the transfer can happen next season, if so, Pablo Zabaleta is one of the people who really supports this transfer.
Messi did make a public football commotion with the contents of the fax he sent to Barcelona. In the fax, Messi submitted a transfer request following his remaining one year contract.
The Argentine feels that in his contract there is a clause that allows him to leave free of charge when he has one year left on his contract. However, Barcelona itself felt that this clause was no longer valid, aka it had expired.
Messi, who was linked with Manchester City, then had to stay at Barcelona, considering that the club put up a 700 million Euro clause for the 6 Ballon d’Or winner.
Messi’s transfer to Manchester City also failed to materialize, but that does not mean it is completely closed because next season La Pulga’s contract at Camp Nou will end.
So, it is very likely that Manchester City will get Messi’s services for free. If so, Pablo Zabaleta as Messi’s former teammate in the Argentine national team fully supports this transfer discourse.
“He must be thinking about what is best for the future and helping the club get back on track to be champions. I don’t know City’s plans and Messi’s ideas.”
“The best thing for him is to focus on the current situation. If it is necessary to change clubs, I would be very happy if City were chosen,” Pablo Zabaleta told Marca.
Speaking of performance, Messi seems to have decreased at the start of this season. From 11 matches in all competitions, he only packed six goals and 4 assists.
However, Zabaleta was sure that it was all a matter of her partner’s bad feelings.
“There are several things that indicate Leo is not having a good moment. The joy is on the pitch,”
“Messi is a winner and a competitor, he wants the best for Barcelona. I wish him all the joy he can find, we will see if it can be found in Barcelona,” he concluded.