While the player would not be really satisfied with FC Barcelona, the Catalan press reveals that some managers would not be against a departure of the Argentine.
Messi wants to finish his career at Barca, he has said it many times. I spoke with Koeman and he told me that Lionel Messi is the mainstay of his project. He is under contract until 2021. I speak regularly with him and especially with his father. They know there’s a new project with a new coach. He’s number one and he’s with us. These were the words of Josep Maria Bartomeu the president of FC Barcelona, on Tuesday night, on the club’s official television.
Statements that are therefore reassuring, but the reality seems to be quite different, while rumors about a desire to leave the Argentine star are well underway in the Spanish media. A meeting between La Pulga and his new coach Ronald Koeman, even took place on Thursday, and the Barcelona number 10 reportedly informed the Dutch tactician that he wants to leave Catalonia team.
Barca are starting to think about a sale
And the latest information published by TV3 the serious Catalan public television, will not reassure Barca fans. We learn that within FC Barcelona, some managers would not be against a departure of the player. Some would be dissatisfied with his behaviour, and would be willing to say goodbye if a financial solution was deemed satisfactory to both parties. I must say that, the savings made, particularly in terms of wages, would be substantial.
The Rosario native would not be comfortable with Josep Maria Bartomeu and wanted to see Xavi land on the bench. For its part, a newspaper( Mundo Deportivo) is very close to the management, contradicts this information and explains that the Argentinian is not for sale. But more than ever, the debate seems to be going on internally. If we were to expect a new soap opera about a possible arrival of Neymar at Barca, we will finally have a soap opera about a potential departure of Messi.