“Messi is a player in Barcelona, he will stay there, this is my wish,” Guardiola said in comments posted to the official Manchester City account via Twitter on the Internet.
In the past two days, many English newspapers have reported that Manchester City has the best chance of signing the Argentine legend after the differences between the latter and the French athletic manager Abidal.
Abidal directed the blame of some Barcelona players for not making a great effort during the period of receiving Valverde before his dismissal, which Messi refused publicly, calling on Abidal, his former teammate, to mention the names of the players and focus on his work and decisions.
Guardiola added regarding Messi’s news: “I’m not going to talk about players in another team, I think he will end his career there.”
Barcelona were knocked out of the Spain Cup competition on Thursday, after losing 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao in the quarter-finals of the competition.