For some Barcelona leaders, a possible sale of Lionel Messi is not a taboo subject. Particularly because the Argentine striker is very expensive.
The FC Barcelona is he so shaken by his brutal elimination in the Champions League against Bayern (8-2) ? According to ESPN, the Catalan club would not totally rule out the unthinkable: sell Lionel messi. It is known that the Argentina forward is going through a rough patch, is bored with the recent problems the Blaugrana have faced, and that he is seriously considering moving elsewhere. The RAC1 radio also ensured that Messi has reportedly told Barca’s new coach Ronald Koeman that he sees himself more leaving than staying.
Barca reportedly recover a lot of money
According to ESPN, therefore, Barca would not be totally against it. Some members of management are said to be willing to listen to offers regarding the six-fold Ballon d’Or. The Catalan club could indeed recover a lot of money, between the transfer fee, and the savings made on the monumental salary of “La Pulga” (70 million euros per year). This would provide enough to rebuild a new team, and since Messi (33) will have to be done one day, why not take this opportunity?
Officially, Messi is not for sale
This is the position of some leaders, which simply indicates that there is no unanimity on the Messi case within the Catalan general staff. Because, officially, the famous No. 10 is not for sale. This is what Mundo Deportivo reminds us again this Saturday morning. Between considering selling your best player, and actually doing it, there is a milestone to be crossed. And let’s not forget that Barça is a club where the president is elected. It is certainly not by selling the best player in the club’s history that Josep Maria Bartomeu will boost his popularity …
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