Kevin De Bruyne unmoved by potential Messi Manchester City move

October 11, 2020

City have been linked with a move to sign Messi with chief operating officer Omar Berrada saying the club will be ready to pounce should the Argentine allow his contract with Barcelona to expire next summer.

City appear to be the obvious choice for Messi given that former Barca boss Pep Guardiola is their manager, but the Belgium midfielder has played down speculation surrounding a possible move.

Asked about Messi ahead of Belgium’s game against England on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, De Bruyne said: “I don’t really care to be honest.

“If he comes, it’s a good thing, if he doesn’t there is enough good players at the club who I enjoy playing with, so that is not for now,” he said.

De Bruyne also revealed he is open to signing a new contract at City but said talks have yet to get started.

The Belgium international, who will be in the side to play England at Wembley, has been a key part of City’s success over the last few years and has won a host of club honours and individual awards.