It’s the big day for Lionel Messi (33 years old). After announcing on Friday that he will remain at FC Barcelona next season, the Argentina international is preparing to resume training today with the Barcelona squad. The Pulga will have to comply with the PCR tests before joining the professional group. The opportunity for the Argentine number ten to see his new coach Ronald Koeman for the first time since his choice to honour his last year of contract in Catalonia.
According to Sport, the two men are expected to hold talks today (Monday) to discuss several points including the captaincy. After formalising his departure ambitions, is Messi still credible enough to retain Barca’s armband? Should the Argentinian star decide not to remain captain, Koeman could turn to Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets or Sergi Roberto. If he doesn’t leave FC Barcelona this summer.