Barcelona ‘preparing for CRUNCH talks with Lionel Messi as Manchester City wait in the wings’

Barcelona ‘getting ready for CRUNCH talks with Lionel Messi as Manchester City wait in the wings… with the membership captain ready for proof from new president Joan Laporta that Barca CAN fund main transfers this summer season’

  • Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona is up in the air with his contract set to run out 
  • Joan Laporta’s election as president has improved the probabilities of protecting Messi 
  • The Argentine desires assurances that Barca can compete in the switch market 
  • Manchester City and PSG stay in the 33-year-old Argentine star 

Barcelona are reportedly on the point of maintain crunch negotiations with star man Lionel Messi in the coming weeks about his future as Manchester City watch with curiosity. 

The election of latest president Joan Laporta final week – who Messi is alleged to have voted for – has improved Barca’s probabilities of holding on to their captain, whose contract at the membership he has been with since the age of 15 expires in the summer season. 

Messi was blocked from shifting final year after handing in a switch request, however no such impediment can be potential this summer season – and The Sun report that Messi desires assurances from Laporta that Barca can compete in the switch market this summer season earlier than committing to staying at the membership. 

Lionel Messi is wanting assurances from Joan Laporta earlier than committing his future to Barca 

Laporta was elected the new president last Sunday but has a job on to convince Messi to stay

Laporta was elected the new president final Sunday however has a job on to persuade Messi to remain

The report particulars that Laporta is but to return ahead with a suggestion to maintain the 33-year-old as a result of he has not obtained the monetary bundle in place. 

Debts at the Nou Camp have ballooned to above £1billion amid a monetary disaster at the membership. 

It is predicted Messi and his father, Jorge, can be invited to take a seat down for talks inside the subsequent month. 

But the Argentine desires to be competing for main trophies in the closing years of his career and desires assurances that big-money transfers can be potential, significantly after Barca have been comprehensively knocked-out of the Champions League on Wednesday evening by PSG. 

City, in the meantime, hope to point out Messi that their superior monetary energy is a cause to maneuver to the Premier League, whereas PSG are intent on doing comparable as they attempt to persuade Messi to maneuver to Ligue 1. 

The 33-year-old scored a sensational goal from long range in Paris but Barca were well beaten

The 33-year-old scored a sensational aim from lengthy vary in Paris however Barca have been nicely overwhelmed

The report provides that Barca are contemplating a swoop for out-of-contract City striker Sergio Aguero – an in depth buddy of Messi’s – to influence their star man to remain. 

But whereas the membership negotiate a restructuring of their funds with Goldman Sachs, enhancing their dire financial state of affairs stays their precedence over incomings. 

Messi himself will not be anticipated to decide till after the season’s conclusion, with Ronald Koeman’s facet nonetheless intent on chasing down LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid.   

Once all events have made their affords, Messi will make his resolution. 

Speculation surrounding the star's future ramped up following their Champions League exit

Ronald Koeman insisted Messi could not have 'doubts' over the direction the club was heading in

Ronald Koeman insisted Messi couldn’t have ‘doubts’ over the course the membership was heading

‘Messi should determine his personal future, no one may help him with this,’ Koeman stated, as reported by Mundo Deportivofollowing the 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening.

‘He’s seen for a very long time now that the group goes in the proper course. And with the modifications we have made and the kids who’re solely going to enhance, he cannot have doubts about the way forward for this group. 

‘Everyone might be proud, together with our president. We’ve proven our face and from the first to the final second we noticed a group that needed to win this tie.’


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