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'Everything I did was in Barca's best interests' - Messi looks to put summer transfer saga behind him

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2020 by Goal.com22 hits

The Argentine star experienced a dramatic off-season during which he asked to leave the club and subsequently changed his mind Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is keen to put his summer transfer stand-off with the club behind him, while assuring fans he never meant to cause the Blaugrana any harm. Last month the Argentine told Barcelona of his intention to activate a clause in his contract t...Full Story »

Lionel Messi and Ansu Fati on target as Barca start LaLiga season with easy win

Posted Monday, September 28, 2020 by PA39 hits

Lionel Messi scored a penalty and Ansu Fati notched a quickfire brace as Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona opened their LaLiga campaign by thumping Villarreal 4-0 at the Nou Camp.Messi – making his first competitive appearance since informing Barca in August that he wanted to leave, then subsequently deciding to remain for this season – converted a penalty in the 35th minute to put the...Full Story »

Messi tipped to sign two-year contract at Barcelona as Rivaldo backs Fati to be Argentine’s heir

Posted Sunday, September 27, 2020 by Goal.com51 hits

Lionel Messi could complete his U-turn at Barcelona by signing a new two-year contract with the club, claims Rivaldo. The disgruntled Argentine aired a desire to leave Camp Nou on the back of a disappointing end to the 2019-20 campaign. His route to the exits was eventually blocked, leading the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to reveal to Goal that he will be honouring the final 12 months ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi's wife Antonella leaves Luis Suarez's partner in tears with goodbye message

Posted Saturday, September 26, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk60 hits

Luis Suarez transfer from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid has been strongly criticised by Lionel Messi, and the Argentine's wife Antonella has added to the heartbreak with a heartfelt message to the Uruguayan’s partner Sofia Lionel Messi's wife Antonella has left Luis Suarez's partner Sofia in tears after she shared a heartfelt message following the Uruguayan’s Barcelona exit. Suarez ...Full Story »

Suarez responds to Messi: Don't let two, three or four tarnish the giant you are for Barcelona

Posted Saturday, September 26, 2020 by Marca.com40 hits

Luis Suarez has been undergoing his medical examination at Atletico Madrid on Friday, yet he still found time to respond to Lionel Messi's emotional Instagram post to him. The Barcelona captain criticised the Catalan club for the way they have forced Suarez out, and the Uruguayan openly replied to his best friend. "Thank you, friend, for your words, but thank you for being the way you are,...Full Story »

'You didn't deserve to be thrown out' - Messi slams Barcelona over Suarez exit in explosive & emotional Instagram post

Posted Saturday, September 26, 2020 by Goal.com48 hits

The Argentine superstar has aimed a fresh dig at those calling the shots at Camp Nou, with “one of the most important players in history” departing Lionel Messi has aimed a fresh dig at Barcelona on the back of his efforts to leave the club, with the Argentine questioning the decision at Camp Nou to “throw out” Luis Suarez. Having endured a frustrating end to the 2019...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli gets engaged to stunning Big Brother star Alessia Messina after just a month of dating

Posted Friday, September 25, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk48 hits

MARIO BALOTELLI has got his best result for ages - by getting engaged to a stunning reality TV star. The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker has seen his career decline recently. Mario Balotelli is reportedly engaged to stunning Alessia Messina He is a free agent after leaving relegated Serie A club Brescia this summer. And the 30-year-old has since been offered to Genoa, who narrow...Full Story »

Di Maria fumes at Argentina snub: Messi shouldn't be there either

Posted Friday, September 25, 2020 by Marca.com30 hits

Ahead of the upcoming international break, Angel Di Maria has been left furious at his absence from Lionel Scaloni's Argentina squad. The news came on an already bad day for the former Manchester United forward, after he was handed a four-match domestic suspension in France after being found guilty of spitting at Alvaro during the ill-tempered clash between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain e...Full Story »

Messi's former agent reveals he was tempted to join Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by Marca.com54 hits

Lionel Messi's former agent, Fabian Soldini, recalled the day that the Argentine forward came close to signing for Arsenal. It was back in 2003, when the Gunners acquired the services of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and also expressed their interest in the current Blaugrana captain. "[Messi] was tempted to go to Arsenal, but he didn't go," Soldini recalled. "I remember the day that Cesc ask...Full Story »

Luis Suarez and Messi say goodbye to Arturo Vidal

Posted Monday, September 21, 2020 by Marca.com43 hits

Arturo Vidal is closing in on a transfer to Inter and will leave Barcelona after two seasons at Camp Nou, with Lionel Messi sad to see him go. Having become close friends with the Argentine and Luis Suarez, he departs with one LaLiga Santander title and one Supercopa de Espana. "I only knew you from facing up against each other and you always seemed a phenomenon, but after I was lucky enough...Full Story »

'I couldn't let Messi leave Barcelona' - Bartomeu opens up on transfer saga

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by Goal.com55 hits

The Camp Nou chief has come under fire for his handling of the situation but is adamant the end result was a success Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has declared he could not allow Lionel Messi to leave the club and suggested congratulations were in order following the star's decision to stay put. Messi handed in a shock transfer request last month but Barca refused to allow the Arg...Full Story »

'We have a fantastic team beyond Messi' - Torres reveals why he chose Man City

Posted Friday, September 18, 2020 by Goal.com60 hits

Spain international turned down host of European giants to work with Pep Guardiola and follow in the footsteps of his idol David SilvaAmid the speculation surrounding the potential signing of Lionel Messi, Manchester City’s capture of one of the most exciting forwards from La Liga has been somewhat forgotten. Ferran Torres joined from Valencia in August for a bargain £21 million ($...Full Story »

Lionel Messi screamer sees Barcelona star celebrate first goal since transfer saga

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk34 hits

Lionel Messi wanted out of Barcelona earlier this summer but he has put that behind him and is back to doing what he does best - producing the goods on the pitch Lionel Messi is back to doing what he does best with the Barcelona star scoring a worldie in a pre-season clash against Girona. Messi wanted out of the Nou Camp earlier this summer though performed a stunning U-turn and committed hims...Full Story »

Barcelona may sign Real Madrid transfer target Kylian Mbappe as Lionel Messi replacement

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Express.co.uk37 hits

Barcelona are one of four clubs Kylian Mbappe is reportedly open to signing for in 2021. Barcelona may look to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe next summer to replace their superstar forward Lionel Messi, according to transfer expert Duncan Castles. Messi wanted to leave Barca in this transfer window but the club would only facilitate a deal if his £630million release clause was...Full Story »

Lionel Messi releases limited edition Budweiser beer in video that references failed Barcelona transfer

Posted Saturday, September 12, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk61 hits

BARCELONA wantaway Lionel Messi has released a limited edition Budweiser beer - which comes with an ad referencing his botched transfer move. The footballing superstar has been forced to stay put after his attempts to leave Spain fell through. Lionel Messi transfer saga has dominated headlines this summer He was left embarrassed after Barca's 8-2 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich in t...Full Story »

Crespo: Messi needed a professional on his side, not his father

Posted Saturday, September 12, 2020 by Marca.com26 hits

Hernan Crespo believes that Lionel Messi could have avoided the crisis he had to go through with Josep Maria Bartomeu and Barcelona, if he had had a professional by his side. Crespo, who played alongside Messi with Argentina, believes that the presence of the 33-year-old's father, Jorge, as his agent played a part in him not securing a move away from the Camp Nou. "Here again, with this whol...Full Story »

Ozil leaves Messi out of his dream XI while naming just one former Arsenal team-mate

Posted Thursday, September 10, 2020 by Goal.com62 hits

The former Germany international has filled his squad with ex-team-mates from Real Madrid Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has left Lionel Messi out of his dream XI, while naming just one former team-mate from the Gunners. The 31-year-old took part in a Twitter Q&A with fans on Wednesday, and was quizzed on who he would name in his dream XI. The former Germany international unsurprisingly n...Full Story »

Messi to PSG? We were tempted - Leonardo

Posted Monday, September 07, 2020 by Goal.com44 hits

Paris Saint-Germain's interest was piqued when Lionel Messi declared his intention to leave Barcelona, sporting director Leonardo has admitted. The Argentina star sent shockwaves around world football when he declared his intention to leave the Spanish club for free this summer, though the Blaugrana insisted any buyers would have to match his €700 million release clause. But Messi reve...Full Story »

Jadon Sancho's Dream 5-A-Side Team Doesn't Include Lionel Messi Or Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Sunday, September 06, 2020 by thesportbible.com75 hits

Jadon Sancho hasn't picked either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo in his dream five-a-side team, and there's no room for defending in the England player's team either. The Borussia Dortmund forward is one of the most exciting players in world football right now and could even be one of the players to take over from Messi and Ronaldo as the world's best, once they've retired. Given the chan...Full Story »

Messi’s Barcelona heartbreak revealed: From his son's tears, to refusing to go to trial - full truth behind 'brutal' transfer saga

Posted Sunday, September 06, 2020 by Goal.com54 hits

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: From his son's devastation to the Camp Nou president's betrayal, the Argentine explained all on what happened with his attempted exit Lionel Messi has revealed the heartbreak of his decision to leave Barcelona – and why he ultimately chose to stay with the club in a world exclusive with Goal. The 33-year-old, who has spent 20 years at the Catalan club, dropped the bomb...Full Story »

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