Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola signs a new deal, a boost to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has penned down a new deal with Manchester City that will see him remain with the citizens for another 2 more years and possibly sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona.


Manchester City Manager  Pep Guardiola has committed his future to the citizen by signing a new deal with the premier league giants.

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The Spaniard had been linked with a possible return to Barcelona where he was in charge for four years, with contracts with city expiring end of last season.


However, that speculation has now ended. City chairman Khaldoon Mubarak speaking after the deal was sealed said: “It is testament to the qualities of the man that Pep Guardiola’s passion and intelligent approach are now woven into the very fabric of the football we play and our culture as club.


“That impact has been central to our success during his tenure and it is why I am delighted that he shares our view that there is so much more to be achieved both on and off the field.

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“Pep’s contract extension is the natural next step in a journey which has evolved over many years.

“It is a product of the mutual trust and respect that exists between him and the entire club.


“It also goes to the stability and creativity at the heart of our football operations. Importantly it is a validation of the football structure and philosophy that has been built over more than a decade and to which he has contributed so much.”


Guardiola has won two Premier League titles, three Carabao Cups, and an FA Cup since arriving at the Etihad in 2016.


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Lionel Messi
Guardiola’s contract extension could come as a boost for the signing of frustrated Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi (GettyImages)


The news of a new deal for Guardiola could also mean a boost to sign Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, who seems frustrated at the moment.


With the Argentine contract set to expire next season, City are among the few clubs that can afford his buy-out clause and wages, Barca are set to reduce his price tag as low as £50,000.


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