Joan Laporta, the president of the Barcelona club, stated that he met with Jorge Messi, the father of superstar Lionel Messi.
Recently, the Spanish publication Diario AS reported that Mr. Laporta and Jorge Messi discussed the idea of Messi returning to Barcelona this summer if he does not renew his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
But, Mr. Laporte provided clarification: “To thank Messi, I met him and we spoke about the World Cup and the game. I am rather pleased with him. Messi is a member of PSG, so I am not. We may discuss his potential return to FC Barcelona.”
Mr. Laporta further confirmed: “I will continue to make the same judgment with Messi. The club comes first and the situation is quite complex. Due to Barcelona’s Financial Equity, I am compelled to make a decision (not to negotiate a contract extension with Messi). I cannot discuss Messi’s future out of respect for him. I met Messi in Paris and extended my congratulations.”
It is now unclear whether Messi will renew his contract with PSG. The Argentine superstar is awaiting the results of the second leg between PSG and Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16 on March 8 before making a final choice.
Messi and PSG have engaged in numerous rounds of contract extension negotiations recently, but neither party has achieved an agreement.
Suarez: ‘Messi and I told Neymar to stay at Barca if he wants to win everything’
This week, Luis Suarez made some intriguing comments on Neymar’s 2017 departure from Barcelona. The Brazilian’s departure marked the end of one of the greatest attacks of the twenty-first century and the MSN’s top combination.
Suarez explained that when PSG inquired about Neymar’s future, he and Lionel Messi recommended the young Brazilian to remain at Barcelona if he desired to win everything.
“Had Neymar remained at Barcelona, he would have won the Ballon d’Or without a doubt. We went to Neymar and said, ‘Ney, if you want to win everything, stay with us.’ I didn’t particularly enjoy talking about it, but there came a point when it was already a major issue, so we had to.
“As friends, we advised him to stay, but the decision is his and his family’s. We remarked, “Neymar, England is superior.” Manchester City, for instance. There, football will be superior. However in France?'”
There is no doubt that Neymar’s transfer to PSG has not gone as planned. He was swiftly eclipsed by Kylian Mbappe, and a multitude of ailments have handicapped him whenever he appeared to be on the verge of greatness. His stay at Barcelona is one of the most intriguing hypotheticals in the history of Barcelona. If he stays, there will be no Coutinho and Dembele, the finances will improve, and Messi may decide to stay.
Who can say? As Neymar enters the twilight of his career, all I can say is that I want for a season of Neymar’s elation.
Man United preparing make bid for ‘Messi’s treasure’
Reportedly, Manchester United executives have considered signing Alexis Mac Allister, a talented player for Brighton. The 24-year-old has been a revelation for his Premier League club this season and was instrumental in Argentina’s 2018 World Cup success in Qatar.
This season, United’s fortunes have improved under Erik ten Hag, and the club presently sits in third place in the Premier League table, giving them a solid chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season. Upon assuming the role of manager, Ten Hag has already spent substantial sums to recruit a huge number of players. Nonetheless, he intends to return to the transfer market in the summer to build a club capable of contending for additional trophies the following season.
Apparently, the Red Devils have discussed the prospect of signing Mac Allister, via CBS Sports. But, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City are also worth monitoring as competition heats up for the player’s signature. Despite having more than two years remaining on his present deal at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton may be willing to let Mac Allister depart the club for £60m.
Mac Allister contributed greatly to Argentina’s triumph during the World Cup by starting six of his country’s seven games. He scored a goal in the group stage encounter against Poland and subsequently assisted Angel Di Maria in the final match.
Also, the player’s colleague at Brighton, Adam Lallana, has speculated that Lionel Messi may admire Mac Allister. At the World Cup, the former Liverpool player stated, “When Lionel Messi dives deep and receives the ball for Argentina, one of his teammates in particular will move forward from midfield and occupy a higher position on the field.” “When Lionel Messi dives deep and receives the ball for Argentina, one of his teammates will move forward from midfield and occupy a higher position on the field.”
“In a same manner, when Messi rises up, the opposition player will compensate by retreating. They have a connection on the pitch, they are on the same wavelength, and Messi is comfortable passing the ball to him because he knows he will receive it back. The individual is Alexis Mac Allister, who is also my teammate at Brighton & Hove Albion, and Messi’s support is without a doubt one of the finest compliments a football player can receive. This is the highest level of respect conceivable.
This summer, Mac Allister will have an abundance of options when it comes to selecting his next club. Moreover, if United are successful in their pursuit of the great player, he might provide Ten Hag’s team with the offensive spark and experience in high-stakes games that they need to re-engage in the Premier League title battle.
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