Reportedly, Lionel Messi has halted his contract renewal with Barça. He wanted to continue for a longer period, but now he has changed his mind. He does not want to continue with Bartomeu as the president.
Additionally, Cadena Ser reported that Messi wants to know who the next president will be and what his project is. Leo also wants to know who the manager will be, Xavi or Koeman.
Initially, the talks were going well between the club and Messi’s father, but the situation changed and the player is considering leaving the club when his contract ends in June 2021.
This is a warning from Messi to the board that they have crossed the line. Messi is angry about the Neymar situation, the Abidal situation, and the manager’s situation. Messi is also fed up with supposed leaks coming directly from the club, blaming him for decisions he didn’t take.
Source: Cadena Ser via AS
Ten Barça attackers are nominated for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team
The renowned magazine France Football has brought the nominees for the attacking positions for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team lineup to light. The line-up is structured as a 3-4-3, with left-wing, centre-forward, and right-wing positions in the attack. Of the 30 nominees for the offensive positions, ten players have had the opportunity to defend the Blaugranas colours.
List of the ten Barça attackers that are nominated for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team
- Rivaldo. Left-wing. 1989-2015.
- Thierry Henry. Left-wing. 1994-2014.
- Histro Stoichkov. Left-wing. 1982-2003.
- Ronaldinho. Left-wing. 1998-2015.
- Johan Cruyff. Centre-forward. 1964-1984.
- Romário. Centre-forward. 1985-2009.
- Ronaldo Nazario. 1993-2011.
- Samuel Eto’o. Right-wing. 1997-2019.
- Lionel Messi. Right-wing. 2003-2020.
- Luis Figo. Right-wing. 1990-2009.
Without a doubt, each of the players on the list has played an important role with different stories in the history of FC Barcelona, and all the nominees deserve a place in the team. However, it will be nearly impossible to have a front-three of Barça’s players due to the great competition in each position.
Even though France Football is recognizing the greatness of the aforementioned legends, the magazine has lost huge credibility for Culés, with players like Luis Suárez, Dani Alves, Carles Puyol, and Gerard Piqué failing to receive a nomination for the ‘Dream Team’.
Source: France Football