Sports news: Sheikh Mansour 'made promise to sign Messi'

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Previous Manchester City forward Robinho has guaranteed that the club's proprietor Sheik Mansour made a promise to sign Lionel Messi as a feature of his intend to transform the club into an overwhelming power.

Mansour's takeover of City in 2008 has yielded two association titles, two League Cups and a FA Cup up until now, while they are top choices to win the Premier League and among the leaders for Champions League greatness this season as well.

Messi has consistently been connected with a move to the Etihad Stadium amid that time, and Robinho affirmed that the five-time Ballon d'Or champ has for some time been the club's main exchange target.

"I talked a couple of times with the proprietor Sheik Mansour. He disclosed to me he would pull out all the stops to get Kaka and Lionel Messi. Kaka was close. Be that as it may, Messi... I think Messi was past them. In any case, I had confidence in the task," he told the Mail.

"The Sheik had the desire to make the best group on the planet and now take a gander at them. They have the best supervisor on the planet in Pep Guardiola and can run toe-to-toe with anybody."

La Liga president Javier Tebas yesterday asserted that Messi has marked another arrangement at Barcelona, which is probably going to see him end his profession at the Camp Nou.

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