Former Arsenal and Barcelona man, Emmanuel Petit, warned Lionel Messi against a move to the Premier League this summer.
With Barcelona seemingly no longer a happy home for Lionel Messi, there is a very real chance he could rock up in the Premier League this summer, rejoining Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
The Argentine reportedly has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave Barcelona for free this summer and City, of course, are being heavily linked.
Emmanuel Petit, however, warned that such a move may not be great for Messi as we all wonder if we will finally get the answer to how he would fare on a wet Wednesday in Stoke (though that certainly won’t be in a Premier League match with the Potters finishing 15th in the Championship last season.
“Honestly, I don’t think he’s suited to the intensity of England,” Petit told the Daily Mirror.
“He doesn’t like being closed down and being fought.
“In Spain, he’s protected.
“It would be a pleasure for English fans to see him but I don’t see why a club like Manchester City, for example, would move for Messi at 32 or 33.
“If City wanted to buy him, they should have tried to do it a couple of years ago.”