Welcome back to TalkBarca. We are going to talk about, IS LIONEL MESSI HEADED TO MANCHESTER CITY? The biggest news of the summer is still haunting our minds. Everyone is talking about it, yet no one is sure about the conclusions. Lionel Messi still looks to be like he is going to leave FC Barcelona. I thought that Messi would stay if somehow Bartomeu decides to resign. However, the news just came out recently that even Barto’s resignation would not be enough to stop Messi from leaving Spain. Messi looks like that he has made up his mind. Truly heartbreaking!
Manchester City looks to be the most preferred destination for Lionel Messi to join after leaving FC Barcelona. I recently saw a small video clip of Pep Guardiola. He was asked if he wishes for Lionel to come to Manchester City. Pep’s reply was that he wishes Messi to stay where he is currently at. He clearly said that Messi is FC Barcelona player and he wishes for him to stay and also retire over there. These are not exactly his words, but you do get an idea of what Guardiola meant. This makes it possible that Messi will stay.
My personal opinion and thought on this matter is also that Messi is going to stay at Barca despite the big rumors or million tweets. However, we are here to notify you with every update or rumor which we see. Therefore, we are going to talk about Lionel Messi’s possible transfer to Manchester City. Leo is linked to City, PSG, Juve and also Chelsea. However, City is the strongest candidate out of all these clubs. Pep Guardiola is over there as well and we know that both Pep and Leo have a pretty strong bond. Let’s begin and discuss further.
IS LIONEL MESSI HEADED TO MANCHESTER CITY?
I mentioned above that Manchester City is the most likely destination for Lionel Messi. Appaerntly, Messi is offered a 3 year contract at Man City after which he is going to head to US to Newyork City FC and also become an ambassador for City Football Group. This looks like Manchester City has set up a pretty long term plan for the Argentinean. This is something Barcelona have not managed to accomplish for a lot of years. This is also pretty inviting not only for Messi, but for any player in the world.
It is obvious that the owners at Manchester City are going to try their best to turn this rumor into a reality. However, our board FC Barcelona is also playing a pretty important part. Yesterday, the signing of Trincao was revealed to everyone. I was thinking that this contact signing and all the buzzing process would be delayed considering the current situation at the club. However, it did not happen. Trincao was revealed as an FC Barcelona player, but guess what? Bartomeu was there with him the whole time. He was there is every picture. He looked happy and excited.
Barto certainly seemed to look like he was having a good time. However, he was later absent from the official FC Barcelona press conference. He once again proved that he is a coward and is never going to be there to show courage. This also means that Bartomeu is trying to hide the current situation and wants to drive everyone’s attention away from the Leo Messi rumors. Honestly, he does not deserve to be in the position where he is. He sent out the sporting director to answer all the questions from the media and did not show any guts.
PLANES ON MESSI
It is obvious that the only major question in that press conference was regarding the future of Lionel Messi. Planes spoke to the media and he said,
“WE AREN’T CONTEMPLATING THE EXIT OF MESSI, WE WANT HIM TO STAY. AND WE ARE WORKING INTERNALLY TO CONVINCE MESSI TO STAY HERE”
He also spoke a little about Messi informing the club that he is not going to attend the training sessions from August 31. However, this is all is not my major concern right now. I do not care if Messi leaves from free or 700 million, whatever!
DOES THE BOARD EVEN CARE?
This is what I want to talk about. This is my major concern. Does the FC Barcelona board even care about Lionel Messi leaving the club? The simple answer to this is that no, the club does not care. The only major concern for Bartomeu and his men is that Messi could leave for free. This is something that they do not want to happen. They want all the 700 million release clause fee and what not! Do you know the reason to this? Do you know why is the club being so selfish?
I’ll tell you. Bartomeu is using Lionel Messi to clean up his (Barto) mess. The reason is that the time of the board is coming towards an end. Any amount taken as a dept by the board must be paid from their own pockets before their reign ends. Now do you get this? The board is clearly trying to use Messi to wipe the mess they created for us. Messi is going to act as the source of money which Bartomeu is going to use for his benefits so that he does not have to pay any amount from his account.
I am done with it guys! I am sick and tired of watching this club go down and down every year, and surely, Lionel Messi feels the same and it would be a pretty solid reason that he has decided to move on now. There is still hope and there is a chance that Messi might somehow stay. However, I am not going to blame him if he leaves.
Stay tuned for every update regarding this and regarding all the news from FC Barcelona. I am going to try my best to bring everything to you.
Until the next time, VISCA EL BARCA!