Lionel Messi demand’s Barcelona ace to be kicked out

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (Photo by DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
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Lionel Messi has completely fallen out with Barcelona’s newest signing and has asked the board to sign a newer player in the coming summer transfer window.

Junior Firpo was the favourite to start in the El Clasico on Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu after the 30-year-old Spanish right-back Jordi Alba was still on the road to recovery from his injury on his right adductor against Getafe. The former Real Betis left-back has had a tough time settling down at his new club and his recent run of poor performances has majorly upset the superstars at the club, including Lionel Messi.

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Surprisingly Quique Setien opted to play an unfit Jordi Alba over the 23-year-old left-back. Jordi Alba was a lot slower than usual and he barely had an impact on the game apart from his participation is one of the best plays of the game when Antoine Griezmann missed a one on one.

Don Balon claims that Lionel Messi and the manager were extremely disappointed with Firpo after he attended the training session with burns before the Napoli match. The player had decided to go against the laws of the club by participating is a go-karting race that is only permitted during the offseason in the summer.

The Hispanic-Dominican had to play with a bandage on his arm against Napoli and Lionel Messi demanded that Firpo should not play the game due to his irresponsible behavior, however, Setien was left with no choice but to play Junior Firpo, according to Don Balon. The manager decided to punish the player who has his days numbered at Camp Nou by putting him on the bench.

Lionel Messi and several other players at the club have demanded a new left-back after Firpo has fallen out with almost all the players and has shown no level of commitment ever since signing for Barca.

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The Argentine Captain also has personal grudges against the former Betis player, who abused and insulted the Barcelona captain on several occasions.