‘Has he acquired the time to sit down there and wait?’ – Ferdinand hints Messi might take into account Barcelona exit
The Argentine will see his contract expire subsequent 12 months and could also be compelled to ponder a transfer away
Rio Ferdinand has stated Barcelona celebrity Lionel Messi could take into account leaving the membership following their 8-2 humiliation by the hands of Bayern Munich on Friday.
The Blaugrana conceded 4 targets in both half as they have been put to the sword by the rampant Bundesliga champions within the Champions League quarter-final.
The consequence will possible see a number of modifications made at Barcelona, with president Josep Maria Bartomeu hinting as a lot after the match.
Head coach Quique Setien and director of soccer Eric Abidal are amongst these rumoured to be departing, whereas Bartomeu himself will not be protected with presidential elections set to happen subsequent 12 months.
No departure would harm Barca almost as a lot as Messi, although, with the membership nonetheless reliant on the 33-year-old celebrity.
Messi’s contract expires subsequent 12 months and he has but to signal a renewal, leaving many to ponder the beforehand unthinkable state of affairs of the Argentine taking part in for one more membership.
Ferdinand is amongst that group, with the previous Man Utd defender questioning if Messi has the endurance to remain at Camp Nou by a rebuild.
“The query is what’s Messi considering? What’s he considering going dwelling tonight?” Ferdinand stated on BT Sport.
“The extent of performances that membership has given and the way the squad is trying for the time being compared to different groups round Europe. That is the massive query he shall be serious about.
“Has he acquired the time to sit down there and wait? Soccer comes and goes in a short time in your life so these subsequent two years, the place he’s going to have energy to affect video games the best way he does.
“Is he going to wish to do this not competing for the massive titles? I do not know.”
One other former Man Utd star, Owen Hargreaves, added that Barca shouldn’t have the expertise round Messi that they did through the membership’s heyday underneath Pep Guardiola.
“[Luis] Suarez and Messi are trying spherical considering ‘I miss Iniesta, Xavi, I miss [Carles] Puyol’ as a result of these guys aren’t there any extra,” Hargreaves stated.
“Ansu Fati got here on and he seemed nice, however he is a 17-year-old child.
“The hole between Messi and who’s going to be subsequent, you possibly can’t [see them being successful].”
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