Not long after Barcelona's humiliating 8-2 spanking at the hands of a charged-up Bayern Munich on Friday, the club's flagship player Lionel Messi is reportedly looking for a way out of Camp Nou.
The murmurings from some quarters seems to suggest that Manchester City, who suffered a Champions League exit of their own with a 1-3 defeat at the hands of Lyon on Sunday, could be where the Argentine legend is headed.
This reunion with Pep Guardiola at the Etihad would undoubtedly bolster their already stout line-up further and make them an even more formidable Premier League contender and perhaps even put an end to the Champions League woes.
Naturally, this has led to a firestorm of conversation on the internet, and we round up some of the best reactions:
If Messi should join MANCHESTER CITY, we are all moving enmass to MANCHESTER .— Demola Fowosere (@Fowosere_Jnr) August 16, 2020
Leo Messi needs to come to Manchester City and see out the rest of his career.— Ryan (@bernardooooV3) August 14, 2020
He doesn’t deserve these bunch of idiots at Barcelona
Lionel Messi, the door is always open. pic.twitter.com/V9wwu2wroO— Man City Report (@cityreport_) August 14, 2020
i would do anything to see a city side with messi romp palace at selhurst.— Joe Knight (@CPFCknighty) August 16, 2020
Messi will be my captain every gameweek in FPL if he joins City.— Shaharyar 2.0 (@ShaharyarRants) August 17, 2020
If City get Messi.. That is all.— Babak Golriz (@BabakGolriz) August 17, 2020
It's cheating. No team should have that much fire power. Also with City's recent brush with FFP rules, I'll be mad as hell if they're able to sign Messi— Lesilo Rula (@kay_mahapa) August 17, 2020
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Javier Soriano