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Manchester City handed Lionel Messi transfer boost as Ronald Koeman provides update on Barcelona star’s future

Manchester City handed Lionel Messi transfer boost as Ronal Koeman provided update on Barcelona star's future

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Barcelona head coach has spoken about the future of Lionel Messi amid recent transfer rumours linking the Argentine with a move away from the Camp Nou as he nears the end of his contract.

Both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in signing Blaugranas captain.

And Koeman has now surely given City a boost by admitting he’s not confident about keeping Messi, though he of course says he hopes the 33-year-old will stay at Barca.

“I’m not confident about that,” Barca boss said when asked about keeping Messi by The Athletic. “I’m hopeful, yes, about this because he’s still a great player and he’s still winning matches for us, for the team.

“I’m enjoying being his coach, if you look at his qualities every day in the training sessions, it’s incredible.

“Of course, he came as a young kid to Barcelona. And I still don’t see Leo Messi in another shirt other than the Barca shirt.”

Source- CaughtOffside

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