Welcome back to TalkBarca. We are going to talk about BARTOMEU RESIGNING TO MAKE MESSI STAY. I had a feeling that this news would come out officially someday or the other. The news has hit the media recently and it says that Bartomeu is willing to step down just to make Messi stay at FC Barcelona. There is a lot to talk about this topic and we cannot sum it up in one article. However, let’s just talk about what we have seen on the news and discuss our views on it. Do you believe all of it happening?
Who would have thought we are going to see this in football as well. Lionel Messi is a name that means brilliance, mastery but also loyalty. Leo has spent his entire major career at FC Barcelona. He has seen the thick and thin, the good and the bad at this club. Lionel was a part of this club when FC Barcelona meant dominance and every team in Europe was afraid to face them. He is still at the club when people at social media make jokes on them and Barca is going through a pretty bad phase. He’s always there.
However, Lionel has expressed his desire to leave the club and move somewhere else. This news is out for so many days, but still, we cannot believe this. No one ever expected Messi to move out of FC Barcelona. We were sure that he would retire at the same club. However, it looks as if the tables can turn. Lionel does not feel happy over here. The same 13-year-old kid who once expressed his dream to play for this badge now feels uncomfortable over here. What is the reason? We know, but we do not know as well.
BARTOMEU RESIGNING TO MAKE MESSI STAY
Our topic right now is not to discuss the reasons which made Messi leave the club. He has not even left the club right now and I still have a feeling that he is going to stay. This is because he has Catalan blood inside his veins and that is not going to allow him to play anywhere else. However, I am going to talk about the initiatives or the efforts which the board is making to make him stay. I mentioned previously that Bartomeu is somehow trying to drive our attention away from this news.
However, Lionel Messi can never be ignored and that is why I just came across this news. Apparently, Bartomeu is willing to step down just to make Messi stay at the club. This news came out of Sport, which is a pretty trusted source. They said, “Bartomeu offers his head” and this all news coming daily is making this transfer saga even more interesting. Personally, I am going to be glad if Barto leaves and Messi stays. I am pretty sure that the majority of Barca fans feel the same way, but there is more to it than we think.
We are just assuming it to be a player vs coach or whatever battle and the majority of us are supporting the player right? However, I see it as a big political move made by the higher authorities at the club. If Barto is to resign to make Messi stay, it is obvious that Messi has to come out in front and clearly mention that he wants him to leave. Now, this might not seem a lot of problem to us, but it directly or indirectly makes Lionel Messi as the villain in this whole story. Pretty smart move, indeed!
Manchester City is pushing hard to make Messi sign a contract for them. They are also offering players such as Garcia and Jesus just to bring the Argentinean to England. However, Barcelona is still reluctant to sell their all-time best player. If Barto resigns just to make Messi stay, he is going to make sure that every fan on this globe knows about it. There is going to be a ton of news and stories claiming that Bartomeu is the real hero who did it for the player and the fans. The hatred can reverse to Messi you never know.
Lionel Messi has still not spoken about this issue and I believe that he is going to take a while to respond to all of this. However, I am still concerned that what is he going to respond with? This is a pretty difficult situation if we put ourselves at his place. Any single comment can either increase your influence or can totally reverse it and make the fans start hating you. This is how it works with top-level athletes, celebrities, or influencers in general. It is pretty difficult to be in Lionel’s shoes at the moment.
PSG are also putting in their efforts and want to act as late bidders in order to bring Lionel to Paris. Yes, there is a catch in that deal which makes Lionel and Neymar united once again. However, Man City is still leading the race and they look to be the most likely club to sign him if Lionel finally claims that he wants to leave. However, there is a pretty healthy debate in my mind that why we cannot rule out PSG out of the transfer chase. I might write a short article on it if you guys request it.
Anyway, guys, this is it from the article. This is certainly not all I have to say on the Messi vs Bartomeu topic. I have plenty of things to talk about on City signing Messi and Barto’s actions in order to make Messi stay. I am going to make sure that I bring every latest news to you and keep this transfer window as interesting as I can. This is one of the hottest transfer windows I have seen in years. It is getting hotter day by day. I am sure things are only going to hype up further.
Until the next time, VISCA EL BARCA!