Liam Gallagher has agreed to do a gig in Argentina if Manchester City sign Lionel Messi.
The 33-year-old Barcelona legend has told the Catalan giants that he wants to leave the club this summer, and City have been installed as the favourites in part due to Pep Guardiola.
City were beaten to the title by Liverpool last season and signing the best player on the planet would be a good way to lay down a marker before the new campaign – and it’s something that excites Gallagher.
The former Oasis star has even agreed to head to Messi’s home country of Argentina for a gig should be put pen to paper at the Etihad, which has gone down well with his South American following.
After a string of tweets concerning Messi were posted by the younger of the Gallagher brothers, a fan said: “If Messi goes to City you must come to play a gig in Argentina come on.”
To which he simply replied: “Deal.”
And he has since written: “It’s like the space race first country to land on the moon first club to sign the messi.”
And also: “The messiah on his way to Manchester City fc c’mon you know LG x.”
Guardiola has stated in the past that he thinks Messi should end his career with Barcelona, but the developments over his future will no doubt have the Spaniard interested.
In July he had said: “I answered this question about transfers – I am not going to speak until the end of the season.
“My wish is Messi is going to stay at Barcelona.”
New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is unlikely to give up hope that Messi will stay until a deal is confirmed either way, and losing him would be a huge blow in the first few weeks of his tenure.
He said earlier this week: “I don’t know if I have to convince Messi [to stay]. Of course he is the best player in the world and you want the best player in the world in your team – you don’t want him playing against you.
“For me as a coach, I would love to work with Messi because he wins matches. If he is at the ability and the level he has always shown.
“I would be more than happy for him to stay. He’s still got a contract and he is still a Barcelona player.
“There are some older players in the team and we need to make some decisions but in Messi’s case, I hope that he stays with us.”