Messi´s final season at Barcelona, says Rivaldo
Rivaldo believes this season shall be Lionel Messi’s final with Barcelona amid ongoing hyperlinks to Manchester Metropolis.
Messi’s future stays an vital matter at Barca after he handed in a switch request following a tumultuous 2019-20 season.
The famous person Barca captain was tipped to affix Premier League powerhouse Metropolis earlier than opting to stay in Spain, although he has since been linked to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and Inter.
Former Barca star Rivaldo feels the membership’s new board shall be unable to persuade six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi to remain past 2020-21.
“Barcelona had already negotiated some wage cuts [amid the coronavirus pandemic] with gamers and in addition tried to make a common minimize that was declined by the squad, so, this isn’t new for the gamers,” Rivaldo, who gained two LaLiga titles, the Copa del Rey and UEFA Tremendous Cup throughout his time at Camp Nou, wrote in his column for Betfair.
“However it does reinforce the concept that reaching an settlement to resume Messi’s contract goes to be robust with a lowered margin to extend his wage.
“After all, Messi could have higher provides from different golf equipment, and was already making an attempt to go away the membership by the top of final season. I can’t see how our board will persuade him to take a step again on that call.
“In my view, solely successful a Champions League or La Liga title this season, or watching Koeman getting the staff taking part in stunning soccer can persuade Messi to rethink his choices. Sadly I’m afraid this shall be his final season with the membership.”
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 19, 2020
Messi returned to Barca to work beneath new head coach Ronald Koeman after failing to engineer a transfer away, however 2020-21 has been removed from a classic season for him.
The 33-year-old has scored three objectives in seven LaLiga video games this time period, whereas he has six throughout all competitions.
Messi’s minutes per-goal-rate of 195 is simply ok for twenty eighth amongst gamers to have featured in a minimum of 5 LaLiga video games this season.
Barca – eighth in LaLiga and 9 factors off the tempo – journey to Atletico Madrid on Saturday following the worldwide break.
Messi has scored 12 objectives in 17 LaLiga appearances towards Atletico beneath Diego Simeone, greater than some other participant, while he’s additionally the participant to have scored probably the most LaLiga objectives towards goalkeeper Jan Oblak (eight objectives in 11 video games).
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