Lionel Messi is capable of thriving alongside fellow Argentine Sergio Aguero at Manchester City, says Richard Dunne, with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner considered to be a “dream” signing for the Blues.
A switch to the Etihad Stadium for the mercurial South American could soon become a reality.
Messi is said to be pushing for a move away from Barcelona after growing disillusioned with the direction in which the Liga giants are heading on and off the field.
Asked about Messi and Aguero at City, former club captain Dunne told Sky Sports:
“They can play together, definitely. Messi plays in a deeper role than Aguero would normally, so he add something that little bit more special to Man City.
“In terms of trying to win the Champions League. City have looked like they lack that little bit of experience in winning the competition, and who better to bring in than a person who’s won it four times?
“He will help the club massively if he does come, and fitting him into the side won’t be a problem.
“All the players will be desperate to try and play alongside him, and Pep used him previously at Barcelona by trying to find new formations to get him free, and on the ball, and he’ll try to do the same if he does come to City.
“It would be a dream if he did come here, for all City fans, if he was in a City shirt. It’s a certain possibility now.
“Barcelona have pushed him a couple of times over the last couple of years, where you’ve thought he might want to leave, but this year it seems a bit different. If there was ever an opportunity for him to come here, it seems it’s this summer.”