Five Former Guardiola Players To Follow Messi To Manchester City

Daniel Blazer
Daniel Blazer
Daniel Blazer
Managing Editor
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Manchester City are confident of signing Lionel Messi, should the Argentine get bored of being the best player in the best team in the world of football. Much like Luis Suarez saying the only Premier League club he’d play for is Liverpool, it’s probably true but it 100% won’t happen because why an earth would Messi – and Suarez – leave footballing perfection?

The Citizens believe they’re at the front of the queue for Messi due to the Pep Guardiola factor, but if they took their attentions away from the pie in the sky dream, they can use Pep’s influence to bring in the following superstars.

Martin Caceres

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First things first, that YouTube montage is titled ‘Martin Caceres | Welcome To Liverpool’. Lol. Must’ve missed that transfer.

Anyway, Guardiola’s biggest job at City is sorting out the defence, with wholesale changes needed. Caceres may not be the huge name the Citizens would be expecting, but there’s every chance they won’t be able to offer Champions League football next season.

Caceres is struggling for games at Juventus, but that’s understandable when you’re competing with Chiellini, Bonucci and Barzagli for the centre-back spots. The 28-year-old is an experienced international with Uruguay and is exactly what City need alongside Vincent Kompany.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Whatever happened, as a coach he was fantastic.

“As a person, I have no comments about that. That is something else. He is not a man. There’s nothing more to say.”

I Am Zlatan

So, yeah, Zlatan and Pep may not see eye-to-eye but there’s no denying that the Swedish legend’s regular moments of magic and bravado are what Manuel Pellegrini’s side lack.

Guardiola should be the bigger man, let bygones be bygones, and move to bring in the striker who is almost certain to leave PSG this summer.

 

Alexis Sanchez

 

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The Chilean international has struggled since returning from injury. However, you’d also struggle in a side that starts Mathieu Flamini at the Nou Camp.

Sanchez must seriously be considering whether Arsenal are a club where he can win things regularly or whether it is time to start texting Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure.

Arjen Robben

Has someone worked out how Arjen Robben seems to get faster the older he gets? The perfect injection of creativity, drive, forward-thinking and width that City so painfully lack.

Thiago Alcantara

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You get the feeling that the midfielder will be following Pep Guardiola wherever he goes throughout his career.

Our survey says?

 

Which player do Man City need the most?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Martin Caceres

Thiago Alcantara

Arjen Robben

Alexis Sanchez