Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy caused mirth among followers of the club's Twitter account on Saturday with a light-hearted post proposing a move for Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
As City marked Sergio Agüero's record 179 goals for the club, the two-time Premier League winners tweeted a video in which Messi was among a number of well-known figures to pay tribute to the striker.
"Messi to City?"
"We surprised Agüero with a message from Messi... oh, and a few other famous faces!" wrote the Citizens' community managers, to which Mendy - who has gained a reputation for his good-humoured social-media posts - replied: "Messi to City?"
The France left-back, who signed for City from Ligue 1 champions Monaco in the summer, is currently recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in September.