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Zabaleta: Barcelona star Messi always asking me about Man City life

Pablo Zabaleta has revealed Barcelona star Lionel Messi is a HUGE Manchester City fan! Zabaleta claims his Argentina pal has followed the Blues' recent rise and asks about them when they meet up on ­national duty.

"I remember when we were in Barcelona, we were very close friends," said Zabaleta. "We had known each other for a number of years - I was just starting out at Espanyol and Lionel was at Barca.

"When I signed for City, I think two days later the news broke that Sheikh Mansour had bought the club and Lionel always recalls that I joined at such a fantastic time.

"He asked me a lot about City, but I couldn't tell him much because I didn't know much myself. It's something we often talk about, plus the fact that I'm still here."

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