22 Aug Barcelona’s board debate promoting pissed off Messi
Barcelona hope to steer Lionel Messi to remain on the membership, however some members of the board have instructed Football4cast that they would not be in opposition to promoting him in the best circumstances.
New coach Ronald Koeman has publicly stated he needs to construct the team round Messi, and sources have instructed Football4cast that the board’s stance is that they need to preserve him.
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Nonetheless, Messi’s doubts about his future have generated an inner debate among the many board. Some administrators have instructed Football4cast that they’d be ready to hearken to provides that might enable Koeman to reconstruct the team concurrently decreasing the wage invoice.
Messi has grown pissed off with occasions on and off the pitch in latest seasons. He had a public falling-out with former sporting director Eric Abidal earlier this yr and criticised the board for trying to place strain on the gamers once they have been negotiating a wage minimize as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
On the pitch, Champions League exits in opposition to Roma and Liverpool have been adopted by a primary trophy-less season since 2007-08, with the humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich topping every part off.
RAC 1 first revealed on Thursday that Messi has already met with Koeman and knowledgeable him that he sees himself extra out than in at Camp Nou after the Champions League quarterfinal defeat to Bayern.
Football4cast has confirmed that the Argentina worldwide ahead transmitted his doubts in regards to the new sporting mission to Koeman, which incorporates potential exits for Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba, amongst others. On Friday, Suarez posted an enigmatic message in his Instagram story that stated: “Always remember that you’re the architect of your personal future.”
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Nearly all of sources on the Catalan membership consulted by Football4cast have been relaxed in regards to the uncertainty surrounding Messi’s future as a result of he nonetheless has one yr to go on his contract. Additionally they imagine the coach will have the ability to change his thoughts, with additional talks deliberate between the 2.
Nonetheless, at the least one high-ranking supply on the membership is of the opinion that if Messi will not be glad at Barcelona anymore then they need to take into account letting him go if an enormous provide arrives.
For the second, nobody has dared put a worth on Messi’s head, and the membership proceed to level to his €700 million launch clause — though he could be allowed to depart without spending a dime subsequent summer time if he does not signal new phrases earlier than then.
President Josep Maria Bartomeu stays decided to get Messi to remain and needs to tie him all the way down to a brand new deal till 2023 earlier than Bartomeu’s personal mandate expires subsequent yr.
However negotiations over a two-year extension have fully stopped for now as Barca wait to see whether or not Messi’s anger after the Bayern loss will ease within the coming days or whether or not, this time, he has lastly determined to desert the membership he first joined nearly 20 years in the past.