Surely you recognise that the club have been working towards longevity rather than a short term hiatusI just dread to think the absolute mess we will be in as a club once Messi and Pep fuck off, the short term 'gains' people are obsessing over are going to put us so far back as a Club it is staggering, we're turning into everything we have been told by the press and other fans and argued we aren't as a Club. All for one player who is only coming here as a favour to his fucking mate who won't care what damage is done to the Club once gone.
1) he will take a wage cut ,he had agreed as per reports when he was linked in summer.Be fuming if we spunk a load of dough on his wages instead of giving agents money for young players like Halland
He will of course always be associated with Barca."There is a belief that the marketing upsides of signing Lionel Messi would help propel Man City into one of the world's super clubs." (@Jack_Gaughan twitter)
Personally I think he'll always be associated with Barca, like Lampard is with Chelsea, playing a couple of years in the twilight of your career can't undo the vast majority of it in your prime at another club.
Surely you recognise that the club have been working towards longevity rather than a short term hiatus
Friendly matches would be more of an attraction for starters - go on a pre-season tour with him playing and more people will pay their money to come and watch him live.
Shirt sales etc.
He basically complained that the reason Griezmann is doing badly at Barcelona is that the training sessions didn't suit Griezmann because he needs to work really hard in training to play well in games, and Messi and others don't. It's not fair that the training sessions are set up to get the best out of Messi and some other players and not Griezmann.
It was a bizarre attack because there's nothing to stop Griezmann doing extra work, and obviously Messi at 33 isn't going to run himself into the ground Monday to Friday to prepare for the weekend's game.
I agree he would make a short term impact. Undoubtedly there would be an excitement and increase in ticket/shirt sales, sponsorship etc. However IMO, his long term marketing impact for City will be reduced, in the consciousness of many football fans, by his career association with Barca.One has little to do with the other. Of course he will always be associated with Barca but it doesn't preclude him from making an impact elsewhere
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