As if 2020 wasn’t already crazy, there are breaking news out of Barcelona and it is not pretty.
Lionel Messi has made a decision leaving new manager, Ronald Koeman, in a state of emergency.
Lionel Messi has asked Barcelona to accept a clause in his contract that would allow him to move on a free this summer. The club are holding an emergency meeting to discuss the issue, reports @rac1 🚨 pic.twitter.com/dGI6DITayL
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 25, 2020
Lionel Messi has decided it is time to leave Barca. The decision comes at a time where the team is in serious need of a change and either embraces their old DNA or creates a new one.
Breaking: Barcelona confirms that Lionel Messi has told the club he wants to leave. pic.twitter.com/5P4riZQ9hi
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 25, 2020
The past few weeks for Barcelona have been mind blowing, given the many fall outs the team has had internally and externally. For Barcelona, the breaking point came at the hands of UEFA Champions League Champs, Bayern Munich. After a devastating 8-2 victory over the Catalan side, Barca knew it had hit rock bottom and embrace certain changes.
However, it was certainly not expecting that Lionel Messi would decide to leave. Even worse, the team was going to do whatever it took to ensure Lionel would stay, but it is clear that Messi is to leave Barca, especially after the horror experienced this year by the Argentine superstar.
What is Next for Messi?
While the news of Messi leaving Barcelona continue to spread throughout the internet and the world, many are wondering, what is next for Messi? Where could he go?
PSG, Man Utd and Inter Milan have already contacted Lionel Messi’s entourage. [SPORT] pic.twitter.com/Yajx6CkreJ
— Transfer News (@TransfersLlVE) August 25, 2020
Personally, I believe there is a reunion brewing between Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi. However, soccer pundits around the world are drawing some speculations that are as wild as the ride that 2020 has brought us along on. The most common targets for Lionel Messi to land though are the following:
PSG- France: There are heavy rumors linking a reunion between Neymar and Lionel to bring the Parisian side their first ever Champions League cup after 2020’s attempt failed.
Premier League: The English Premier League seems to be the most likely target for Messi. Leo is heavily linked with Manchester City but also with Manchester United.
Imagine a possible connection for Manchester United featuring Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Lionel Messi! The strongest link though belongs to Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s previous relationship with Lionel Messi is one of the world’s most dangerous threats to any other team out there and should Messi go there, the world will go crazy over the signing.
Juventus- Italy: Juventus is on a revenge tour people! After sacking Sarri and bringing in Andrea Pirlo, the Italian side is doing whatever it takes, literally!
Gonzalo Higuain and Sami Khedira have had their Juventus contracts TERMINATED by new coach Andrea Pirlo, according to Fabrizio Romano 👀 pic.twitter.com/SmjPwcClw2
— Goal (@goal) August 22, 2020
With Andrea Pirlo already making changes, and with his brilliant mastermind. Do not fall asleep and feel left behind should Pirlo decide to pair Messi and Ronaldo.
There is so much uncertainty for the future of the Argentine superstar, however as he is not getting any younger, do not be surprised if a decision is made within the next 24-48 hours. My gut tells me Manchester United will be ready to splash some money out for him as they are desperate for silverware, but it is 2020 and anything can happen!
~Diego Galvis (@Diego_TheDJ on Twitter)
Use Promo code “couchguy20” or “LLP” at Manscaped.com and grab some of the best tools in men’s below the belt grooming. Using the code will get you 20% off of your order AND free shipping. Help out the site and help out yourself by buying some products from Manscaped TODAY.