This is the big question of the summer for FC Barcelona: will Lionel Messi want to get involved in the new project embodied by Ronald Koeman. After the humiliation against Bayern, the Brazilian press explained that he had made the decision to leave which had been denied by the Catalan club. Koeman, who was presented to the press at 6 p.m on wednesday 19-08-2020 was of course asked about the Messi case, which he is due to meet him in the coming days.
“I don’t know if I should convince Messi. He’s the best in the world and the best player. For my part, I would love to work with Messi, he wins games and I will be very happy if he wants to stay. He’s got a contract, but we need to talk to him, of course. We will talk to several players, in the case of Messi, I hope he will continue here for more years. I’m not going to reveal any private things I’m going to talk about with the players. Decisions are made by me. Messi has a contract and so important that I want him in my team,” he said at his press conference.