Kevin De Bruyne comments on Lionel Messi to Man City speculation: ‘I don’t really care to be honest’

Messi linked with Man City

The transfer saga of the summer, of course, involved Lionel Messi.

The Argentine, on the back of another disappointing Champions League campaign, was aiming to depart Barcelona by using a clause in his contract.

However, after weeks of speculation and talks, Messi would eventually announce that he was set to stay at the Camp Nou for the 2020/21 season.

Prior to said statement Messi was, obviously, linked with some high-profile sides.

The likes of Inter Milan, PSG and Manchester City were linked with the Argentine over the summer.

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reacts after Bayern Munich’s third goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 14, 2020. (Photo by Manu Fernandez / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MANU FERNANDEZ/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

De Bruyne on Messi joining Man City

Though it was the latter of that trio that were most persistently linked with Messi.

However, City were of course not able to reunite Lionel Messi with Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.

Despite this, Messi is now in the final year of his contract and will be able to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs in January.

And in recent days, Manchester City’s Chief Operating Officer Omar Berrada has reignited the City-Messi links by stating that he believes Man City have the financial strength to land the Barca standout.

Now, speaking prior to  Belgium’s clash with England on Sunday, Man City Kevin De Bruyne was drawn on the possibility of Messi linking up with the Manchester powerhouse.

However, the midfielder looked to play down the speculation, stating that he doesn’t really care if Messi comes or not:

“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.”

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