He was reported to have spoken to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola about his decision in more detail on this discussion.
According to Spanish specialist Cristobal Sorja, speaking on the television show “El Chiringuito de Jugones”, Messi’s cat contained a “murderous phrase” that he insisted on repeating.
It is claimed that he told Guardiola (via Marca): “I want to win the next two Ballon d’Ors, and I can only do it with you”.
Sorja repeated the phrase twice, adding: “This is the murderous phrase Messi used”.
Four of Messi’s six Ballon d’Or victories came under the best fate of his career under Pep Guardiola.
Barcelona have steadily declined in recent years since Guardiola’s departure, while the Argentine would be a welcome addition to Manchester City and their bid to finally claim Champions League glory.
Paris Saint-Germain are also considered one of Messi’s pioneers given his huge salary.
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But Messi’s father reportedly told PSG his son wanted to move to Manchester City to reunite with Guardiola.
According to the Times, Man City chief executive Ferran Soriano is currently in Catalonia to discuss a move.
He is expected to meet Jorge Messi, who is his agent, upon his return from Argentina.
Messi, meanwhile, is expected to give his side of the story in the coming days and address his future after his burofax asking to leave the Nou camp plunged the club into yet another crisis.