- Lionel Messi is now on the verge of making a move to Manchester City
- Reading fan David stated that the Argentine won't last five minutes in the EPL
- David is of the opinion that facing Premier League defenders would be hard for Messi
Reading fan identified as David has sensationally claimed that Barcelona star Lionel Messi wouldn't last five minutes if the Argentine should move to the Premier League.
While speaking with talkSPORT, the Englishman explained that Messi would find English football difficult to cope with because of the physical nature of play in England.
For the past seven days, Messi's future at Barcelona has been the major discussion among football fans and pundits in the world.
Fans at the Nou Camp have been telling Barcelona chiefs that they must try their best to make sure that Messi does not leave this summer.
But Messi, on the other hand, is said to have refused to pick up calls from the club's president with claims that the Argentine is not reversing his decision to leave.
His father Jorge has landed in Barcelona where he is expected to have one on one talks with Barcelona chiefs over the future of his son.
Messi has been linked with a move to Premier League side Manchester City with reports even claiming that the Argentine has agreed to personal terms with the Citizens.
David used the Champions League game against Liverpool last two seasons an an example to buttress his assertion about Messi who failed to score in Barcelona's 4-0 defeat.
He stated that Messi would find it difficult to face Premier League defenders if he should go to Manchester City.
Meanwhile, joining Manchester City will give Messi the chance to have a reunion with Pep Guardiola at the Etihad stadium.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi is now reportedly on the verge of being fined at Spanish side Barcelona following his refusal to undergo Covid-19 test and also missing training at the Nou Camp.
The future of Messi at Barcelona is not certain following his decision to hand the Catalans' chief a transfer request after the defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Messi still has one more year left on his current contract with Barcelona, but the Argentine wanted to enact a clause in his deal that would allow him to leave for free.
The Spanish La Liga body are said to be backing Barcelona on the matter with Lionel Messi with them supporting the release clause.
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