Man City use Fall Guys to tease fans over Messi transfer rumors
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Man City use Fall Guys to tease fans over Messi transfer rumors

Published: 26/Aug/2020 13:01 Updated: 26/Aug/2020 14:15

by David Purcell


Lionel Messi transfer rumors are bursting at the seams after he reportedly told Barcelona he finally wants to leave, and now Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are teasing fans over the possibility using just Fall Guys. 

The game has surged in popularity of late, with over a million people following its quirky Twitter account and thousands dropping into the action looking for their first win.

Alongside that short success story for developers, Mediatonic, in the world of football Barcelona appear to be at a crossroads. A big crossroads as well, with ESPN, The New York Times, and many other major outlets reporting the Argentinian has requested to end his contract, after suffering an embarrassing 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals.


With the bidding war potentially going to fly off the charts, there’s one team (and one manager) in particular that’s being linked strongly. Man City, and Pep Guardiola.

Fall Guys character running up a hill
Could a new Man City themed skin be headed to Fall Guys? Or, could Messi be headed to the Premier League.

Messi Manchester City rumors

Pep enjoyed tremendous success managing the Catalan club, where he led teams to two European Cups, three La Ligas, and even scooped World’s Best Coach a couple of times too.

Naturally, fans think the Spaniard may be eyeing a reunion with Messi and may take him to Manchester in the transfer window. With fans obviously in disbelief at the prospect, and likely searching online for any information they can get on the possibility of seeing Messi in sky blue next season, their Twitter account is having quite the field day.


On August 26, their esports account tweeted a picture of a Fall Guys character with the head hidden. Their caption stated: “Who do you think our new Man City signing is?” It was later retweeted by the main account.

The tweet stated the unknown player was “out of this world” with a goat emoji. Goat… Could it be?

The chances of Messi actually getting announced in this way is very unlikely, and any potential transfer is just speculation at this stage anyway.

Man City x Fall Guys crossover skin revealed

One of the great things about the admin running the Fall Guys account is their appreciation for crossover designs. Many high profile influencers and companies have been sending in their own, which have been shared – like Ninja, G2 Esports, Mr Beast, and more.


Now, Man City have pulled out their own and we can’t work out if it’s cute or utterly terrifying.

Exclusive skin coming soon?

What Man City have achieved here is anticipation around their crossover skin design, not really confirmed anything transfer wise.

This one may be a new and exclusive skin for Fall Guys in the future, similar to that of Portal 2 crossover character released on August 22. Soon enough, football fans might have another costume to select and it looks pretty cool based on the shots we have of it so far.

Though, that’s unconfirmed at the time of writing. Until then, we can all hope we don’t see that big smile too often.