Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is interested in joining Manchester City at the end of the season, according to The Times. It has been reported that the Argentina international is still considering a switch to the Premier League club if he decides against signing a new contract with Barcelona.
Messi has been on the books of Barcelona his entire professional club football career so far and is one of the greatest players of all time. The 33-year-old is out of contract at the former Spanish and European champions at the end of the season, but new club president Joan Laporta will hope to convince him to put pen to paper on a new deal.
The Argentine is having yet another good season on a personal level. According to WhoScored, Messi has scored 23 goals and provided eight assists in 26 La Liga games and has scored five goals and given two assists in six Champions League appearances for Barcelona this season.