- Conor Coady can’t wait to have Lionel Messi play against him in the Premier League
- The Wolves defender has expressed excitement, he however admits he would panic facing the legend
- Embattled Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave and Manchester City are reportedly closing-in on the star
Conor Coady is already relishing the possibility of facing legendary Lionel Messi in the Premier League, with the Wolves defender saying he would probably panic.
Manchester City are favourites to sign the embattled Barcelona star who has handed the Catalan club his transfer request which is already causing chaos in the whole of La Liga.
Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain is already in Barcelona trying to strike a deal with Spanish authorities.
According to him, the Citizens are prepared to offer the embattled Argentine star a staggering contract if they have the opportunity to sign him.
Spanish outlet Cadena Ser claim that Pep Guardiola’s side are desperate in signing the multiple Ballon d’Or winner in their quest to winning the elusive UEFA Champions League.
And Messi has refused to join the Barca squad under new boss Ronald Koeman, but the club is desperate in getting him to sign a new deal.
Messi’s dad, Jorge, also touched down El Prat Airport in Barcelona on Wednesday morning, September 2, with reports that he is scheduled to meet with the club chiefs including president Josep Bartomeu to discuss his son’s amicable exit.
Earlier reports have it that Messi already agreed a deal worth €700 million (£623 million) with the City Football Group - the same amount as his release clause.
It stipulates that Messi will play at Premier League club Manchester City for three years and then another two years at Major League Soccer side, New York City F,C also a franchise of the City Football Group.
Already anticipating the arrival of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner in the English topflight, England defender who plays centre-back for Wolves admits being nervous.
"I would probably panic, a lot of panic before the game to try and get my head around playing him," Coady said, cited in GOAL.
"You could watch all the videos in the world to try to prepare for someone like him and you would struggle. It would be amazing for him and the Premier League."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has reportedly agreed to terms to join Barcelona this summer.
The Dutchman has been linked with the Catalans since the arrival of his national team coach at Camp Nou last month.
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