An FC Barcelona superstar has reportedly told forward Lionel Messi he could leave the Catalan club at the end of the season.
According to Diario Gol, midfielder Andres Iniesta has told his Argentine teammate there is a possibility he could leave the Blaugrana at the end of the current campaign.
The Spaniard is said to believe Barca can still win the La Liga title as well as the Copa del Rey final against Alaves later this month, which would enable him to leave the Camp Nou on a high note.
Iniesta has been heavily linked with MLS side New York City, where he could link up with his former Barca colleague David Villa.
The 32-year-old was an important fixture in his side’s UEFA Champions League matches this season, but has been rotated for La Liga matches more than in previous campaigns.
Iniesta has played just 21 league fixtures for Barcelona this season, and has only featured in 34 games across all competitions.
The veteran midfielder has won every trophy possible with the Catalan giants, and has also won the FIFA World Cup and two European Championships with Spain.
Neymar totally annoyed by the rumor of Real!
It’s been just three months since Neymar became Parisian that the rumors giving it start to emerge. Indeed, some say that if the Brazilian joined the PSG, it is not to stay in the long term but simply to join Real Madrid without having to make a direct transfer between the two enemies of Liga: Barça and Casa Blanca.
Already very touched by the rumors explaining a certain malaise in Paris, which caused his crying in a press conference, the one who yesterday scored twice this time reacted quite differently to a question on a potential transfer. While the journalist had not finished asking him if it was possible to see him leave the Paris Saint-Germain, he dropped a scathing: You are painful with that « , leaving the mixed zone. See instead.
On the same evening, Neymar returned to the state of form of his team, and wants to be patient: « We must keep our feet on the ground. We know very well that everything we do in this phase of hens will no longer count in the next round. We are in a good period, but we must continue. «
The big lie Lionel Messi!
While his extension is still expected from FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi is far from considering a departure for Manchester City. Pep Guardiola would not want it.
In the British press, this information is presented as « shocking ». No, Lionel Messi should not become one of the new Premier League stars by joining Manchester City. If the British tabloids are trying to stir up trouble in recent months, the Spanish media Don Balon believes that this is a « big lie » because « La Pulga » should stay at FC Barcelona, even if its extension to in 2018 is still not official.
It’s simple, Pep Guardiola would not consider strengthening his staff with the Argentine prodigy. On the one hand, the Catalan coach does not really want to put Blaugranas fans back on their heels by stealing the idol of Camp Nou. Above all, the two concerned do not necessarily get along very well, no matter if they took everything with the FCB during 4 seasons (2008-2012). Their relationship was even rather tense during the last season of Guardiola on the bench of Barcelona.
Since, the exchanges between the two men are limited to simple formulas of politeness, like « how are you? », « Good luck » or « take care of you », if one believes Don Balon. It certainly did not prevent Pep Guardiola to praise Lionel Messi recently, claiming that the native of Rosario was the best player in the world « not because he is able to dribble 3 or 4 players », but « Because it does it better than anyone ».
Valverde explains why Messi was on the bench
At the start of the Group D Champions League match, FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde decided to leave Messi on the bench. While the « Pulga » was not injured, the Catalan technician explained his choice after the meeting.
« Leo has played a lot since the beginning of the season. Like all, he is a little tired. We thought it could open more in the second half and it was useful to give him some rest in preparation for the championship. If we had lost, we would have talked about this choice differently, but these are choices that must be made. There is always a risk to play without him, but it’s a wise choice, « Valverde told reporters in a press conference.
By only playing half an hour to the Argentinean, came into play in the 55th minute, Valverde surely had in mind the Sunday in Liga against Valencia.
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