Messi demands another signing at Barcelona after falling out with new man

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Lionel Messi is fed up with the former Real Betis left-back and has given the Barcelona board his suggestion on who they must sign for the next season as a long term replacement of Jordi Alba

Barcelona cruised past Eibar with a scoreline of 5 to nil, after Lionel Messi pulled off a masterclass performance. Junior Firpo was given the opportunity to shine against Eibar, due to the injury which has sidelined Jordi Alba for several weeks.

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The 23-year-old fullback will also play agaisnt Napoli after Sergi Roberto picked up an injury. Quique Setien is left with no alternative backups on the flanks of the field, leaving the former Real Betis manager in a complicated situation.

Barcelona’s thumping victory against Eibar cannot be valued highly, because Jose Luis Mendilibar’s men only had 5 shots on goal which was not a big challenge for the Blaugrana goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

The former Real Betis fullback is not having a simple adaptation period at Camp Nou, even though Quique Setien his former boss admires him and is giving him plenty of support along with minutes.

Lionel Messi already is fed up with Firpo and has given his opinion to the board to sign a new player in case Firpo leaves. Lionel Messi has named Marc Cucurella as the Jordi Alba replacement at Barcelona, according to Don Balon.

Barcelona captain believes that the Marc Cucurella is fully prepared to return to the Camp Nou. The Getafe loanee player left Barcelona in 2018 and ever since has experienced incredible progression in his game while at loan at Getafe.

The versatile left back’s rise in form has seen him become an indispensable figure for Jose Bordalas, Getafe is currently fifth in the league and they continue their fight to secure a Champions League spot for next season.

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If Junior Firpo does not become a regular starter next season, the Argentine has already given the approval to the board for the possible return of the 21-year-old left-back whom he considers as perfect long term replacement for Jordi Alba, according to Don Balon