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David Ornstein provided an update on the future of Barcelona star and Manchester City target, Lionel Messi. Following a highly uncertain summer, in which Messi spoke openly about his desire to leave Barcelona, with the 33-year-old being heavily linked with a move to Pep Guardiola’s City.
The £90 million-rated winger eventually decided to stay at the club for whom he has made an astonishing 743 appearances, scoring a somehow, even more, astonishing 641 goals along the way.
However, with his contract in Catalonia set to expire in the summer of 2021, uncertainty still surrounds the Argentine’s future. The future of Messi was something that Ornstein discussed on a recent episode of the Ask Ornstein YouTube show.
Ornstein said: “Lionel Messi – is he or isn’t he going to leave Barcelona? If he becomes a free agent, clubs such as Manchester City are sure to try and sign him, but it’s a big ‘if’, and the more people I speak to suggest he might well stay at Barcelona after all.”