Barcelona star Lionel Messi is convinced Manchester City can win the Premier League this season.
Messi believes City, led by Argentina teammate Carlos Tevez, have the squad capable of dominating the Premiership.
He said: "I thought it would take City years to win the title, but looking at the players they now have I think they can do it, and Carlitos' goals can fire them above Chelsea and United. When you look at Carlitos, Yaya Toure, David Silva and all the others you need to start taking them seriously.
"They have a great squad, a great manager and are probably two world-class defenders away from winning the title. Carlitos can be the most feared striker in Europe next year along with David Villa, and I expect him to score 30 league goals."
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