Man City WILL reunite Pep Guardiola with Lionel Messi by signing the Argentina ace from Barcelona, talkSPORT has been told.

This is according to former City ace Trevor Sinclair, who believes Messi’s Etihad arrival is ‘inevitable’ following Guardiola’s contract extension.

Pep on Thursday penned a new two-year deal with City which ties him down until 2023, and he’s plotting the thing that continues to elude him since taking charge of City – Champions League success.

And what better way to win the European Cup than by signing Messi – with Pep never claiming Ol’ Big Ears without the Argentina ace part of his team.

Man City actually wanted to sign Messi earlier this year, when he made clear his desire to leave Barcelona but ended up staying at Camp Nou.

Despite committing to Barca for the 2020/21 season, rumours continue to swirl over Messi’s future with many believing he will instead quit the Catalans next summer.

And City, according to Sinclair, is the ‘inevitable’ destination.