Owen Hargreaves identifies the perfect false nine for Manchester City
Owen Hargreaves has told BT Sport that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi would be the perfect false nine for Manchester City, with the Argentine out of contract at the end of the season – as Pep Guardiola looks to bring in a striker this summer.
Messi, 33, has been in sparkling form once again this season. The Argentina and Barcelona captain has had a hand in 39 goals during 36 games despite some tricky Barcelona form at the beginning of the season under Ronald Koeman.
His long-term future remains in doubt – while his contract remains in the perilous situation it is currently in. But it is widely believed that despite his contract, Messi will remain at Barcelona for another season or two.
However, the chances to reunite with Pep Guardiola and taste Premier League football might prove tantalising. Hargreaves and the BT Sport panel were discussing who City could sign, and Hargreaves believes Messi would be perfect.
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