La Liga giants Barcelona is looking to rebuild their team with their club captain Lionel Messi on the way out of Camp Nou
Barcelona is currently under a transition phase. With the new manager replacing the failure Quique Setien, it opens many options. Ex-Barca Ronald Koeman is set to take over the club and aims for improvement. Also, Eric Abidal stepped down from his role as Sporting Director and Ramon Planes filling in his position.
The Barcelona board faced a wave of criticism after the quarterfinal loss to Bayern Munich. Barca could not keep up with the Bavarians who thrashed them 2-8. This bitter defeat came to everyone’s surprise and messed up the situation in Barcelona. The Catalan club is in a state of crisis.
The board has put almost the whole squad up for sale in this summer transfer window. However, certain players namely, Messi, Griezmann, Dembele, De Jong, Semedo, Lenglet, and Ter Stegen are ‘untransferrable’. Irrespective of the tag, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi seems to have an alternate view of the future.
Barcelona and Messi situation gets Real Madrid’s, Sergio Ramos’ attention
The Argentine sensed the unsettling atmosphere in the dressing room after the Champions League match. Leo did come up with the clause either he stays or the Board. Nevertheless, club President Josep Maria Bartomeu continued his days in the office and was vocal of proving himself. Fans raged and demanded early elections as they hit the streets of Barcelona.
The scenario remains unresolved and so does Messi’s future at the Catalunya side. Newly appointed gaffer Koeman ensured his trust and expressed his feelings to build a team around Messi. Rumors are still running around with links to Manchester City and Pep Guardiola.
Lionel Messi has been phenomenal during his 16 years at Barcelona showing his prowess and charisma. It is not what fans would like to see with the club dismantling part by part. Messi’s good-hearted relationship with former Barca boss Guardiola can pave his way to Manchester City as per AS.
We’d like him to stay: Ramos over Messi’s jeopardy
Goal reports Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos opened up about Leo moving away from Barcelona. The veteran defender reacted promptly stating Messi has earned the right to decide his future. Ramos weighed in for the six-time Balon D’or winner to stay at the club.
He told the media ahead of his international duties that Messi makes his team and Spanish football better. Sergio Ramos went head-to-head with the Barca talisman many times in his career. The defender was vocal about the fact Messi makes El Clasico interesting. Messi is one of the best and the Los Blancos’ skipper likes beating the best.