Transfer News: as Lionel Messi is up for sale
The La liga giant hope to persuade club great Messi to stay at the club, but Lionel Messi up for sale as some members of the board have indicated that they wouldn’t be against the idea of selling him in the right circumstances
However Barcelona New head coach Ronald Koeman has publicly insisted he want Lionel Messi to stay at the club as he want to build his team around him, source from You camp also confirmed that board also will to persuade him to stay.
Meanwhile, Messi’s doubts about his future have been a source of internal debate among the board. Some directors have confirmed to some reputable media outlet that they would be prepared to listen to offers that would allow Koeman to reconstruct the team at the same time as reducing the wage bill.
Messi has grown frustrated with events on and off the pitch in recent seasons. He even had a public falling-out with former sporting director Eric Abidal earlier this year and criticised the board for attempting to put pressure on the players when they were negotiating a wage cut due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On the pitch, subsequent Champions League exits against Roma and Liverpool have been followed by a first trophy-less season since 2007-08, with the humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich topping everything off.
on Thursday Messi has already met with Koeman and informed him that he sees himself more out than in at Camp Nou after the Champions League quarterfinal defeat to Bayern
With Manchester city monitoring Lionel Messi situation at Barcelona , the English financial power house will swoop into the market to get the six times ballon D’or winner in other to reconcile him with the manger who brought the best out of him ( pep Guardiola ) .