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Guardiola asked to sign Messi at Manchester City: "Sorry, Barça.."

Pep Guardiola was asked if he's going to sign Messi from Barcelona: "I think he's not a bad player, you know, but Messi should stay at Barcelona for his whole career. I'm sorry".

Athletic Bilbao - Barcelona

It was a big day for Manchester City as Pep Guardiola was finally unveiled as official manager of the Cityzens, the club has been using the Hashtag #ItBegins to promote the event. With a large gathering outside the stadium, fans were allowed to ask questions, and one enquired if Barcelona star Lionel Messi was on the new manager's shopping list.

"Well, I think he's not a bad player, you know", smiled the ex-Barça man wryly, "but Messi should stay at Barcelona for his entire career. I'm sorry".

Manchester's blue club has made much fanfare of Guardiola's beginning, will he lead a Cityzens revolution and bring City to the top of English and European football?