Vincent Kompany has urged Lionel Messi to join Manchester City, saying such a move would be “incredible” for the club.
The city is seen as a possible destination for Messi after he submitted a transfer request to Barcelona this week.
Kompany believes that if he moved on to the Etihad stadium Messi would work extremely well with Pep Guardiola, the duo having enjoyed great success together at Barcelona.
Vincent Kompany urged Barcelona star Lionel Messi to sign for Manchester City
City legend Kompany added that he believes Messi will be able to help City win the Champions League.
As reported by The Sun, Kompany said: “It would be amazing for the club to have a player like him – he could help them take them to the next level by winning the Champions League.
“I know Guardiola’s way of thinking, so I can well imagine they will always have a connection.
“If Messi has decided to leave Barcelona, I can only respect his decision. “
Kompany believes if he joins Messi City could help City win Champions League
City legend Kompany says Messi would perform well if he reunites with Pep Guardiola
Kompany, who recently retired to focus on his duties as Anderlecht manager, is eager for the transfer to happen.
He said: “Let’s be clear – as a City fan, I hope Messi will join them.
“I can imagine that Pep and Messi still have each other’s phone numbers. So that they can call each other.
Messi is eager to leave Barcelona following his heartbreaking 8-2 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich which saw the Catalan club end the season without a trophy.
This week Messi informed newly appointed Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman of his desire to leave the club.
However, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said he is ready to leave the club if it means Messi will stay.