Lionel Messi being ‘essential’ for FC Barcelona… but transfer options could speed up ‘pretty quickly’

Messi tried and unsuccessful to depart Barcelona last summer, with the LaLiga giants standing business around their interpretation of the Argentine talisman’s contract terms.

With Barca struggling with substantial fiscal issues and former president Josep Maria Bartomeu stepping down final October along with the club’s board of directors, trying to keep Messi was a large get inspite of the star’s astronomical wages.

Even though Messi is now cost-free to talk to other European golf equipment around a doable no cost trasfer this summer months, the 33-yr-previous is nonetheless to determine no matter whether he will go away the Camp Nou – and considerably will count on each who the club’s following president is, and how Ronald Koeman’s workforce end the year.

Barca have plenty of young talent coming through such as Ansu Fati and Pedri, but Ferrer thinks it is important that Messi stays place to support the club carry via the next crop of young talent – and, crucially, free from the stress of obtaining to fill his boots.

Barca have to have Messi to bring via their rising stars

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Ferrer, speaking at a LaLiga occasion to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Spanish top flight, claimed of Messi remaining: “It is necessary for Barcelona I consider, due to the fact I consider the players are not prepared still to just take this problem.

“So as extensive as we can preserve Messi it will be far better for Barcelona mainly because he is heading to educate all the young talents and the young talents are likely to study find out for him, and some of them certainly won’t be the future Messi but will have to take duty.

“We’ve observed players that at the minute were being not getting it in the very last yrs like [Ousmane] Dembele for instance, now he is carrying out it. Pedri can be the one particular, [Ansu] Fati will be the a person, so taking pleasure in Messi in Barcelona will be vital.

“I imagine the up coming president of Barcelona will have something to do with it.”

LaLiga pundit Guillem Balague added: “He has not resolved, which is attention-grabbing because a large amount of men and women presume he is definitely, certainly likely and that has not took place nonetheless… a whole lot of it is dependent on what takes place this year.”

Barca nonetheless depend on Messi’s magic

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He additional of the topsy-turvy character of the period so much: “The way it is heading… if it finishes up likely very well then we could essentially have Messi choosing to remain, but it all is dependent on the chairman.

“He claims he will choose at the finish of the season, but it are unable to be – it has to be previously, and in March [the elections] issues will go rather promptly.”

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