Enrique Cerezo, Atletico Madrid president, spoke to Catalunya Radio. The Atleti chief believes that Bartomeu is one of Barcelona’s best presidents, which caused an immediate reaction by fans.
“Bartomeu is a great president and in the future, he will be regarded as one of the great presidents of Barcelona, where there have been many, but among them will be Bartomeu.Enrique Cerezo via Marca
“Above all, Bartomeu has a great virtue, which is that he is a very great and excellent person.”
Even I would have said the same thing if I was the President of a rival Team, For Atleti and Real Madrid, Bartomeu is the best president.— Juan (@Messii_10i) September 25, 2020
He has been great for our rivals— United Awesomeness🏹 (@Team_Baan04) September 25, 2020
He is correct because of him Barcelona’s revenue is about 1.1B.— @lphaNyte (@lphanyte) September 25, 2020
Culés believe that Cerezo says so because his club made massive revenue thanks to Bartomeu, especially through the record sales of Arda Turan and Antoine Griezmann.
David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans
During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.
The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”
Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”
Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.
There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.