On today’s newspaper covers, Mundo Deportivo are focusing on Barcelona’s huge duel with Sevilla while Sport are going with support for Juan Carlos Unzué.
Tonight is a huge night for the Catalans as they visit the third-placed Sevilla in an extremely difficult clash. Of course, Barcelona are still leading the line but a series of big tests are on the horizon for Quique Setién’s squad.
For that reason, Mundo Deportivo went with a headline that read ‘Big duel’, clearly painting tonight’s battle as highly important while also emphasising the game will be played without Frenkie de Jong and Sergi Roberto, both of whom have been recently sidelined by (hopefully) minor injuries.
And while their Catalan counterparts are focusing on Barcelona’s big duel vs Sevilla, Sport have gone down a slightly different path, offering support for Juan Carlos Unzué after the confirmation that he suffers from ALS – a disease for which there is unfortunately no cure.
The former Barcelona goalkeeper and manager still seems strong in both body and spirit and he is adamant in continuing to fight a diseases which is set to take his life.
For that reason, Sport have decided to dedicate their cover to him, saying: ‘Unzué, we are all in your team’ – a nice gesture that will surely mean a lot in these difficult times for a brilliant and kind man.
Of course, the paper also previews Barcelona’s huge clash with Sevilla that is on the schedule for later on tonight.
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.