Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has threatened to leave Barcelona if his demands are not fulfilled by the club’s board of directors.
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The Argentina international hasn’t been happy with Barcelona and wants to bring some crucial changes to the club. The Catalans will have to work on making these changes to keep the club captain in Camp Nou.
According to Don Balon, Messi’s first demand is that the club should re-sign Neymar Jr. who left for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. The Brazil international hasn’t had a good spell of form at the Parc des Princes and is desperate for a transfer back to Barca. Even though the Spanish giants are ardent to make this transfer happen it might not be affordable.
The price put by PSG for the Brazilians transfer is estimated to be around 200 million euros. The Blaugrana might not be able to afford to get the Brazilian at that price point as they have plans to tighten their airy defence over the transfer window.
The La Liga giants might offer Ousmane Dembele as well as 150 million euros to get the Brazilian back to the Camp Nou. Bringing Neymar Jr. back at Barcelona will complete the ‘MSN’ which has been seen as one of the most threatening attacking trios when the attackers primed between 2015 and 2017 until the winger’s departure.
The second demand put before the Barcelona board is to end association with sporting director Eric Abidal from the club. Abidal and Messi haven’t been on good terms and have passed statements about each other publicly which have offended Lionel Messi.
Ever since Messi’s dispute with the club’s hierarchy has occurred the Argentinian hasn’t been performing to his optimum potential. The injury to Luis Suarez has made this whole situation all the more complicated as the club need Messi to step up and fill the void of their star goal scorer.
The La Liga leaders are yet to take any action on this situation and has to make one of the hardest decisions for the clubs future.