According to Rivaldo, if Lionel Messi considers the transfer to a new club then Manchester City is the “only option”, Pep Guardiola would be constructing his squad around the Barcelona exit-bound phenomenon.
“Manchester City could be the best option for Messi as its next club,” the former Blaugrana forward told Betfair.
“He’s 33 but his consistency and ability are unquestionable so I feel he still has a couple more years at the peak. In England, he will soon begin to shine.”
“Guardiola has a clear knowledge of Messi’s talents and will consider a way to easily incorporate him into the squad and bring the most out of him.”
“I can see Guardiola constructing the majority of his squad around Messi. His ability will make a difference everywhere and anywhere, so I’m confident he would be able to deliver match-winning games in the Premier League.”