Responding to media speculation that Pep Guardiola is trying to sign Lionel Messi for Manchester City, Guardiola has said that he has never tried to sign Messi since leaving Barcelona. He said that after leaving Barcelona he first went to Bayern Munich and then to Manchester City. And he never asked Messi to join Bayern Munich or Manchester City.
While talking to media, Pep Guardiola said that he never went to the clubs and asked them that he wanted Messi. He said that he knows the importance of Messi for Barcelona FC. Pep Guardiola also emphasized that he never took the first step in signing the player and he would never do that.
During the four years that Guardiola was Barcelona manager, the club won the Champions League title twice and the La Liga title three times. His time is remembered as one of the golden periods for Barcelona. Guardiola had a pretty good relationship with Lionel Messi.
It was in 2012 that Pep Guardiola left Barcelona FC and joined Bayern Munich. In 2016, he took charge of Manchester City. Over the years, there have been many reports linking Guardiola to a possible Messi transfer to Manchester City. However, the City manager has finally denied the rumors himself and has made it clear that he never made any such attempt.