Barcelona are in talks over Lionel Messi’s return to the membership, vice-president Rafa Yuste has confirmed.
What is going on on between Messi and Barcelona?
The Argentine celebrity is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain this summer time and is reportedly eager to return to Camp Nou.
Though he has produced astonishing manufacturing figures – racking up 18 targets and 17 assists this season – life at PSG shouldn’t be going nicely, with sections of the fanbase blaming the 35-year-old for his exit. of the Champions League at Bayern Munich.
A heroic return to Barcelona could nicely please the followers, and each participant and membership are apparently enthusiastic, however given the monetary issues the Blaugrana are at present dealing with, it stays to be seen if a deal is even potential.
Yuste has confirmed (by way of SPORT) that talks between the membership and Messi’s entourage have taken place.
“Leo and his household know the love I’ve for them. I took half within the negotiations which sadly didn’t succeed,” he stated.
“I’ve a thorn in me, that Leo can not proceed at our membership. If we speak about La Masia and grassroots soccer, we speak about Messi.
“In fact, I wish to see him return. For what he may characterize sportingly, socially and economically. We’re involved with them, sure.”
How can Xavi match Messi into this Barcelona squad?
Given Barcelona’s monetary issues and the present squad composition, it appears inevitable that an attacking participant should go away to accommodate Messi.
Ousmane Dembele, Raphinha and Ferran Torres all play on the correct, and they’ll face fierce competitors for a spot if Messi arrives.
With Dembele, Torres, Ansu Fati, Pedri and Gavi all able to enjoying on the left, a begin on the wing could also be wanted to make room.
Raphinha would possibly be capable to entice a hefty price given the Premier League’s curiosity in him, and on condition that his most snug position is on the correct, he could possibly be sacrificed. In the meantime, Fati’s father just lately hinted that he wish to see the 20-year-old go away in favor of extra minutes.
Promoting younger gamers whom Xavi has nice religion in to welcome Messi could also be a nasty determination in the long term, and with a reported wage of £1.1m-a-week there have to be some heavy monetary maneuvering with a view to facilitate a shifting home. for his or her former hero.