Top Ad
I DIG Radio
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Sources: Some at Barca open to selling Messi

Written by 
Published in Breaking News
Friday, 21 August 2020 10:15

Barcelona hope to convince Lionel Messi to stay at the club but some members of the board have told ESPN that they wouldn't be against selling him in the right circumstances.

New coach Ronald Koeman has publicly said he wants to build the team around Messi and sources have also told ESPN that the board's stance is that they want to keep him.

- Stream FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)
- Insider Notebook: Arsenal, Man City battle for Aouar

However, Messi's own doubts about his future have generated an internal debate among the board. Some directors have told ESPN that they would be prepared to listen to offers that would allow Koeman to reconstruct the team at the same time as reducing the wage bill.

Messi has grown frustrated with events on and off the pitch in recent seasons. He had a public fallout with former sporting director Eric Abidal earlier this year and criticised the board for attempting to put pressure on the players when they were negotiating a wage cut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On the pitch, Champions League exits against Roma and Liverpool have been followed by a first trophy-less season since 2007-08, with the humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich topping everything off.

RAC 1 first revealed on Thursday that Messi has already met with Koeman and informed him that he sees himself more out than in at Camp Nou after the Champions League quarterfinal defeat to Bayern.

ESPN has also been able to confirm that the Argentina international forward transmitted his doubts about the new sporting project to Koeman, which includes potential exits for Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba, among others. On Friday, Suarez posted an enigmatic message in his Instagram story that said: "Never forget that you are the architect of your own future."

The majority of sources at the Catalan club consulted by ESPN were relaxed about the uncertainty surrounding Messi's future because he still has one year to go on his contract. They also believe the Dutch coach will be able to change his mind with further talks planned between the two.

However, at least one high-ranking source at the club is of the opinion that if Messi is not happy at Barcelona anymore then they should consider letting him go if a big offer arrives.

For the moment, no one has dared put a price on Messi's head and the club continue to point to his €700 million release clause -- although he would be allowed to leave for free next summer if he doesn't sign new terms before then.

President Josep Maria Bartomeu remains determined to get Messi to stay and wants to tie him down to a new deal until 2023 before his own mandate expires next year.

But negotiations over a two-year extension have completely stopped for now as Barca wait to see if Messi's anger following the Bayern loss eases in the coming days or if, this time, he has finally decided to abandon the club he first joined almost 20 years ago.

Read 246 times


  • Blog kulinarny
    Comment Link posted by Blog kulinarny
    Friday, 23 October 2020 14:46

    Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Very useful information specifically the last part :) I care for such information a lot. I was looking for this particular info for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

  • estetika
    Comment Link posted by estetika
    Friday, 23 October 2020 05:47

    thank you bro

  • Blog kulinarny
    Comment Link posted by Blog kulinarny
    Friday, 23 October 2020 04:27

    Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  • optyk ostroĹ‚Ä™ka
    Comment Link posted by optyk ostrołęka
    Thursday, 22 October 2020 18:04

    Hi there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is really informative. I?m gonna watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if you continue this in future. A lot of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  • Sklep internetowy z zabawkami online
    Comment Link posted by Sklep internetowy z zabawkami online
    Thursday, 22 October 2020 08:03

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I do not know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

  • sex ogĹ‚oszenie
    Comment Link posted by sex ogłoszenie
    Wednesday, 21 October 2020 22:20

    Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! However, how could we communicate?

  • Flora Battersby
    Comment Link posted by Flora Battersby
    Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:20

    Outdoor camping is an process like not one other. The new oxygen and organic beauty are unrivaled. Familiarize yourself with mother nature on a personalized level and use this short article that will help you throughout your outdoor camping expertise. When loading for your personal outdoor camping journey, usually do not neglect chairs along with a radio station. One of the best aspects of camping outdoors is sitting down across the campfire. You could potentially sit down on an older log, why make an effort when you can package seating and be cozy. The stereo is designed for enjoyment sitting round the fire. An even better idea would be to bring your guitar to get a sing coupled. In case you are vacationing with youngsters, give them the ability to work with you once you get to the camping site. They are able to hold items, give you support as you setup the tent and search for fire wood. Not only will it keep them hectic and out of difficulty, it will be fun for them also. Be ready to get filthy. Becoming prepared for the inevitable is the easiest way to avoid unneeded pressure. Just enjoy and take pleasure in getting totally free inside the backwoods find yourself in trouble in and obtain messy. You could require a bathroom back again with the residence. Find out your new products before heading camping outdoors. The training does really assist. No one wants to reach the camping area, only to discover that they can don't learn how to use some thing or put in place their very own tent. Practice with the new equipment prior to possibly set up feet on the campground. Camping out gives an experience in which you stop trying several being comforts of your contemporary world. This is very appealing to some, although some discover it not comfortable and hard. Camping's meant to be a fun and comforting vacation so be sure to map out very good concepts in advance. This article contains some terrific camping ideas, so make certain you bring them aboard.

  • click for more clipsit dropmark
    Comment Link posted by click for more clipsit dropmark
    Wednesday, 21 October 2020 13:38

    Neat blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your design. Thank you

  • Blog kulinarny
    Comment Link posted by Blog kulinarny
    Wednesday, 21 October 2020 12:50

    I loved as much as you'll receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an edginess over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.

  • dominoqq
    Comment Link posted by dominoqq
    Wednesday, 21 October 2020 12:15

    Sources: Some at Barca open to selling Messi

Leave a comment


Klopp: Rashford work transcends Reds-Utd rivalry

Klopp: Rashford work transcends Reds-Utd rivalry

Jurgen Klopp has hailed what Marcus Rashford is doing to tackle child poverty and said the importanc...

Why Dortmund vs. Schalke is the Bundesliga's biggest derby

Why Dortmund vs. Schalke is the Bundesliga's biggest derby

On Nov. 25, 2017, I had a spring in my step while making the reassuringly familiar, brisk walk from...

Rashford 'blown away' by meal campaign support

Rashford 'blown away' by meal campaign support

Restaurants, cafes and even some local governments across England have mounted a grassroots effort i...


Riley ready to run it back with similar Heat team

Riley ready to run it back with similar Heat team

MIAMI -- Pat Riley is always looking for ways for the Miami Heat to improve. This offseason has him...

Sources: NBA eyes pre-Xmas start, 72 games

Sources: NBA eyes pre-Xmas start, 72 games

The NBA is pursuing a pre-Christmas Day start and a reduced regular season schedule for the 2020-202...


Turner ties Snider for Dodgers' postseason HR lead

Turner ties Snider for Dodgers' postseason HR lead

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Justin Turner hit his 11th career postseason homer, a solo shot in the first inn...

Kiermaier 'surprised ... upset' at Gold Glove snub

Kiermaier 'surprised ... upset' at Gold Glove snub

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Add Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier to the list of players who don't l...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation

Sponsored Links

I DIG® Newspapers
I Dig® Newspapers, stay up to date with the latest news from around the world.
I DIG® Casino
I Dig® Casino, explore our online casino games, play a wide range of free slots and casino games at our online casino today.
I DIG® Radio
I Dig® Radio HD is the only place in the internet where you can find free, super high bit rate internet radio stations from around the world. On I Dig® Radio HD you can find free radio stations streaming at 256kbps.

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.


Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.