Friday, 11 September 2020

Lionel Messi Is Not Sure about Being Barcelona’s Captain

By db-admin – Argentine superstar Lionel Messi reportedly refused to return to captain Barcelona. Messi doesn’t want to have much to do with Barca’s management.

Lione Messi started the fire of war after declaring his intention to leave Barcelona. Messi wants to experience a new challenge after the achievement in Barcelona is running in place.

However, Barcelona refused the 33-year-old’s request. Barca made various efforts to keep Messi from staying, at least until his contract expires in June 2021.

Barcelona insists that the only way to remove Messi from Camp Nou is to activate a release clause worth 700 million euros. Although, there is debate whether the clause has expired or not.

Barcelona’s statement has the support of LaLiga. The number one competition in Spain ensures that the clause still applies.

Ultimately, Messi relented. The star chose to stay at Barcelona for the 2020-2021 season.

Lionel Messi immediately took part in Barcelona training. La Pulga is reported to have spoken with Ronald Koeman to explain his commitment to Barca.

However, Lionel Messi was reported by the Daily Mail as refusing to extend his post as captain. Messi is well aware that if he remains captain he will continue to have a relationship with Barcelona’s management. In fact, Messi still harbored resentment towards management who did not let him go.

Now, Koeman needs to make a decision. He can beg Lionel Messi to remain captain or choose another player. Of the existing players, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto can be alternatives to replace Messi.

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