Messi gives an update on his future at Barcelona

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (Photo by MANU FERNANDEZ/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (Photo by MANU FERNANDEZ/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Lionel Messi apparently cut-short his vacation to set-up a meeting with Ronald Koeman. Barcelona in danger of losing their talisman.

As per Mirror, the conclusion of that meeting wasn’t the one that the club hoped for. This is also supported by reports from Mundo Deporortivo which claim that Messi is still not happy at the club.

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In his first ever press conference, Ronald Koeman admitted that he isn’t sure if he must convince Messi to stay at the club but would be “very happy” if the Argentine Ace does decide against leaving. Mind you, this was even before the Dutchman held a meeting with the Barcelona captain.

In the recently concluded meeting with Koeman, Messi gave a clear indication that he sees himself more on the “outside than inside of the club” and this makes one thing clear. The 33-year-old doesn’t want Bartomeu at the helm and is fighting to hard for a change that we are all longing to see; i.e, a change in the think-tank of Barcelona.

Bartomeu has made several decisions in the recent past, most of which have backfired. These include the transfers of Coutinho and Dembele, and Griezmann.

Lionel Messi has made his intentions clear. The 33-year-old wants to be a part of a winning project and does not want to endure massive losses like the club has been facing since the past three years against, Roma, Liverpool, and now Bayern. He has lost his patience with the management and wants Bartomeu out.

Ronald Koeman was appointed as the new manager of the Catalan side following the dramatic sacking of Quique Setien in the aftermath of the 8-2 pounding at the hands of Bayern Munich in the UCL quarterfinals.

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The Dutchman has recognised the challenges of the job and has made his intentions clear about bringing in a change in the XI. He is expected to make some big sales this summer. Personally, as a Barcelona fan, I do not have high expectations from the former Valencia manager because the club is in tatters at the moment. The best player in the history of the club wants to leave and the half the players in the XI are above the age of 30. It has never happened in the past that Barcelona started against a side as the underdogs, which was the case against Bayern.

Ronald Koeman could take the club in two directions from here. The club could either reach its former greatness or could stoop down to even lesser levels. It remains to be seen what the future has in store for the Blaugranes.