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Kompany: As a fan, I want Messi at Man City

Anderlecht boss Vincent Kompany is backing Manchester City to move for wantaway Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Former City captain Kompany urged Messi to make the move, saying that such a transfer would be "incredible" for the club.

The Belgian said, "It'd be incredible for the club to have a player like him — he could help them take the next step by winning the Champions League.

"I know (Pep) Guardiola's way of thinking, so I can well imagine the two of them will still have a rapport.

"If Messi has decided to leave Barcelona then I can only respect his decision."

Kompany added: "Let's be clear — as a City fan, I hope Messi joins them.

"I can imagine Pep and Messi still have one another's phone numbers. So they can give one another a call."

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