Why Lionel Messi joining Man City next summer would help Cristiano Ronaldo argument

Lionel Messi, who takes Manchester City to the glory of the Champions League, would help discuss who is better between the Barcelona star and Cristiano Ronaldo, says Shaka Hislop.

Lionel Messi, who leaves Barcelona to go to Manchester City, would help him discuss who is better between him and Cristiano Ronaldo, says former West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop.

It is an old debate about who is the best player between the two old rivals.

Ronaldo fans will claim that the Portuguese is ahead of Messi because he has proven himself in four different leagues.

Messi, meanwhile, has spent his entire professional career in Barcelona.

Hislop says, in his opinion, that Messi does not need to be tested in another club and in another country.

However, he acknowledges that City would be the only club where, if he helped them win the Champions League, it would help him in the ongoing discussion of Ronaldo.

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                                                                                          Lionel Messi joining Man City next summer (image: getty)


“That is another aspect that Ronaldo fans can certainly point out, that he has been able to do in different leagues,” Hislop told ESPN FC.

“Now, let me tell you right here, I don’t agree with that parallel completely.

“I don’t think Lionel Messi needs to do anything or go anywhere else to prove anything to anyone.” When you’re in a great club, as Messi has been throughout his career, I don’t think it’s necessary to go anywhere else to try something.

“That said, your question was if Messi had to go somewhere else, where do I think it works?

“Once again, with the warning that I don’t think I should go anywhere.

“But if I had to, I would say go to a place like Manchester City.

“If Manchester City does not win the Champions League this season and Messi joins them in 12 months from now and they continue to win the 2020/21 Champions League, I think that adds to an already impressive CV and offers a counter-argument to Ronaldo and the successes he has had in his different clubs. “

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