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Messi Bound for Manchester City?

Messi Bound for Manchester City?

That was the outrageous suggestion I stumbled upon last night.

When Ernesto Valverde named his starting eleven for the Champions` League group fixture against Juventus, Lionel Messi wasn`t on it.

Instead our Argentine superstar was named on the bench, the first time he hadn`t been selected for the starting eleven this season.

Immediately, some wag was adamant that there had been a big fall-out between Messi and Barcelona and took great delight in contacting me, via social network, to tell me.

Apparently, Messi would be joining Manchester City in the January transfer window.

Of course, it was all rubbish with Valverde clearing up matters by confirming to the press,

'Leaving Messi out was difficult but he has played a lot this season and today we saw a long and tough contest so we thought a rest would do him good.'

Exactly, he`s not joining Manchester City, nor Chelsea nor any other club, he was simply being rested ahead of a crucial La Liga fixture against Valencia this Sunday.
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Writer:St. George
Date:Thursday November 23 2017
Time: 7:40PM

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