Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo would be tempted to join Manchester City. He explained in The Sun: "I genuinely believe the Etihad Stadium will now turn into one of THE places where any footballer on the planet would want to ply his trade.

"And yes, you can include the likes of Lionel Messi and even Cristiano Ronaldo in that as well.

"There's no suggestion Messi would want out of Barcelona but, if he did, there are few more attractive alternatives than City.

Likewise Ronaldo, for all his obvious United connections. City are such a juggernaut - and will be for years - they would be serious players for his services. "