Barcelona’s new specialized chief Ramon Planes demands the club are as yet intending to “fabricate a group around Lionel Messi” in spite of his ongoing exchange demand.
The universe of football was paralyzed on Tuesday evening after it developed that delegates of Messi had sent an ensured fax to the Barca load up illustrating the Argentine whiz’s desire to leave Camp Nou following 20 years.
Messi has not exactly a year to run on his present Barcelona contract, however he is hoping to actuate a provision that would permit him to leave with the expectation of complimentary this late spring.
Sources comprehend that specific condition really lapsed in June, with Messi obliged to tell the club in May in the event that he had needed to withdraw.Embed from Getty Images
Notwithstanding, the 33-year-old figures the condition should at present be relevant until the finish of this current month after the 2019/20 crusade was deferred and afterward stretched out because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Barcelona trust it is not, at this point legitimate, nonetheless, which means any club wishing to sign Messi over the coming weeks would need to meet his mammoth €700million buyout provision.
Barca held their official introduction for Portuguese forward Francisco Trincao – a €31m appearance from Braga – on Wednesday morning, with Planes present and definitely confronted with inquiries over Messi’s future.
What’s more, the Spaniard – who as of late earned an advancement following the flight of Eric Abidal – demanded that the deposed LaLiga champions are not making arrangements for life without their famous six-time Ballon d’Or victor as they hope to prompt something of a crew update following a first trophy-less season for a long time.Embed from Getty Images
“This is evidently the important news. As we’ve said many times, as [new manager Ronald] Koeman and the president [Josep Maria Bartomeu] have said, and in my position as technical secretary, we count on Messi for the future, just like we count on Trincao as a talent of the future,” Planes said.
“We hope that he will play alongside the greatest player in history, the greatest player in the world.
“But these things happen and we hope we will come back stronger from the defeat at the end of last season, what’s happened has happened.
“Our idea is to build a team around the most important player in the world.”
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