- Lionel Messi is staring at an uncertain future following Barcelona's disastrous campaign that saw them end the season without silverware
- The six-time Ballon d'Or winner has already been linked with a move to Man City, with Inter also thought to be interested
- Souness has now claimed both Manchester clubs could be in a position to sign the Argentine should they submit a bid
Premier League legend Graeme Souness contends Man United should make an audacious summer move for Lionel Messi.
Souness believes United can take advantage of Barcelona's disastrous campaign to lure Messi to Old Trafford.
Barca crowned what has been an otherwise poor campaign with a woeful performance against Bayern Munich that saw them hammered 8-2 to crash out of the Champions League.
The quarter final drubbing in Lisbon raised concerns about Messi's future with the Catalan giants who he joined as a youngster.
Messi, who has already entered the twilight years of his career has just a season left on his current deal with the La Liga side.
And Souness thinks both Manchester clubs could capitalise on Barcelona's decline to complete a swoop for the record six-time Ballon d'Or winner.
"Lionel Messi looked like a man who has had enough of carrying that team. Without him they wouldn't even be good enough to qualify for the Champions League," Souness wrote in The Times.
"This would be the perfect week to put a bid in for the 33-year-old Argentinian and I could easily see him playing in Manchester — at either United or City," he added.
Of the two mentioned clubs, City would be clear favourites to sign the Argentine all thanks to Pep Guardiola who has previously worked with Messi at Barca.
It has been reported the Etihad dwellers are willing to splash any fee to sign the forward.
Inter Milan are also understood to be keen on a move but they could struggle matching the financial muscles of both Manchester clubs.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how senior players at Spanish side Barcelona have reportedly kicked against the choice of the club's chiefs appointing former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as their new coach.
There have been reports that Barcelona chiefs are considering sacking current handler Quique Setien because of their embarrassing defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Barcelona suffered their heaviest defeat ever in their history against the German side in which the likes of Lionel Messi and Suarez failed to impress.
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