EPL: Guardiola knows him well – Eriksson on Messi playing alongside Haaland

Former Manchester City manager Sven Goran Eriksson has stated that he would love to see Lionel Messi join Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.

Eriksson believes Messi will not turn down a reunion with Guardiola, adding that it would be great for the Argentina captain to play alongside Man City’s goal machine Erling Haaland in the Premier League Champions League.

Messi and Guardiola have worked together during their time at Barcelona in the past.

The 35-year-old’s current contract with PSG will expire at the end of the season.

“I wanted Argentina to win the World Cup just because of Lionel Messi, they deserved it. I don’t know what will happen to Messi, but if he keeps playing like he did in the World Cup, he’s still one of the best,” Eriksson told OLBG.

“Pep Guardiola knows Lionel Messi very well, so I can’t imagine him saying no to that transfer. It would be great for him to play in the Premier League, especially with Erling Haaland at the helm, but I don’t see it happening.

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