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Valverde: Barcelona will decide before the Dortmund game if Messi can play

Posted Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Marca.com24 hits

Lionel Messi has been included in Barcelona's squad list for the game against Borussia Dortmund, but Ernesto Valverde has claimed that he has yet to decide if the Argentine will play on Tuesday. The former Athletic Club tactician made clear that the decision on whether Messi will return to action at Signal Iduna Park will be taken before the match. "We will decide tomorrow [if Messi can play...Full Story »

Barcelona to make late decision on Lionel Messi

Posted Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by PA18 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde will make a late decision on whether to include Lionel Messi for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.The Argentinian star is yet to make an appearance this season having suffered a calf injury in August but travelled to Germany with his team-mates.Speaking at a pre-match press conference, Valverde said: “We’ll decide tomorrow ...Full Story »

David Beckham opens talks with Lionel Messi over huge MLS move for Barcelona star

Posted Monday, September 16, 2019 by hits

David Beckham opens talks with Lionel Messi over huge MLS move for Barcelona star (Image: Getty) David Beckham wants Lionel Messi to join his start-up Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise Inter Miami. The Florida-based team will enter the MLS in the 2020 season, which starts in March next year. Despite problems regarding a site on which to build the team’s permanent stadium, Beckham is r...Full Story »

'I don't think we need to worry' - Valverde has no concerns over Messi's Barcelona future

Posted Saturday, September 14, 2019 by Goal.com19 hits

Ernesto Valverde believes Lionel Messi's comments about his Barcelona future have been overplayed, insisting there is no doubt over the Argentinian's commitment. In an interview with SPORT published this week, Messi – who is set to miss the game against Valencia on Saturday as he recovers from an injury which has kept him out of the opening three LaLiga fixtures – stated he does n...Full Story »

Pep: Don't compare Sterling to Ronaldo, Messi

Posted Saturday, September 14, 2019 by ESPN33 hits

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said Raheem Sterling should not be compared to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi despite his great start to the season. Sterling has scored five goals in four Premier League games for City so far this season, and impressed for England over the international break scoring two goals and setting up three more in Euro 2020 qualifying wins against Bulgari...Full Story »

Lionel Messi would have 'loved' Neymar back at Barcelona – and reveals the Brazilian was desperate to return

Posted Saturday, September 14, 2019 by hits

Lionel Messi has revealed he had been keen for Neymar to join Barcelona this summer Credit: Reuters BARCELONA star Lionel Messi has claimed he would have "loved" the club to have re-signed Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. The Argentinian international has also revealed that his former team-mate was "desperate" to return to the Nou Camp - two years after leaving to join Les Parisi...Full Story »

Transfer news UPDATES: David de Gea signs, No Messi concerns, PSG in for Kai Havertz

Posted Saturday, September 14, 2019 by hits

David de Gea signs Manchester United star David de Gea has reportedly put pen to paper on a new deal at Old Trafford. De Gea had entered the final year of his deal at United though the Red Devils were keen to keep the goalkeeper. De Gea wanted to become the best paid played currently at United which Paul Pogba currently is. But the Daily Record now report that De Gea has signed a new deal ...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Valencia - Barca won't rush Messi back from calf injury

Posted Saturday, September 14, 2019 by PA40 hits

Ernesto Valverde insists he will not rush Lionel Messi back before he is ready as Barcelona face up to the prospect of being without their talisman for another week.Messi has yet to play this campaign after suffering a calf strain during pre-season and is definitely sidelined for Saturday’s visit of Valencia and may also miss Tuesday’s Champions League opener against Borussia Dortmun...Full Story »

Lionel Messi responds to Cristiano Ronaldo’s invitation to go for dinner

Posted Friday, September 13, 2019 by hits

Lionel Messi has revealed that he would accept Cristiano Ronaldo’s invitation to go for dinner if asked.The two superstars were recently paired together at the award ceremony for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year. Both lost out to Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk, but no-one can doubt the sheer talent between the duo. Ronaldo went into detail on their relationship, saying: "Of course...Full Story »

Messi 'not sure' if Barca did all to sign Neymar

Posted Friday, September 13, 2019 by ESPN37 hits

Barcelona star Lionel Messi said that he isn't sure if the club did everything to bring back Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain but assured he is happy with the current state of the Catalan squad. Messi told Spanish publication Sport that he would have enjoyed having Neymar back at Camp Nou but understood the difficulties of the transfer window. "I would have liked for Neymar to have returned,"...Full Story »

'I don't know if they didn't do enough' – Messi in the dark over Barca's summer Neymar bid

Posted Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Goal.com54 hits

Lionel Messi insists he is not disappointed at Barcelona's failure to secure Neymar's homecoming over the summer transfer window, while admitting he is unsure whether the club pulled out all the stops to bring the Brazilian back into the fold.  Neymar and Messi spent four seasons together at Camp Nou following the former's move from Santos, and with Luis Suarez's arrival a year later th...Full Story »

Southgate tips Sterling to emulate Messi and Ronaldo after rapid rise to become England's main man

Posted Thursday, September 12, 2019 by hits

Raheem Sterling has been backed to become the best player in the world by his manager Gareth Southgate Credit: AFP or licensors GARETH SOUTHGATE was scouting for England at the 2014 World Cup when he took a closer look at Raheem Sterling. It was Italy in the opener, a 2-1 defeat in Manaus in the Amazon jungle, when he marvelled at Sterling’s fearlessness. He was 19, coming off an except...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Beckham approaches Messi over Inter Miami move

Posted Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by Goal.com96 hits

Sacramento nearing MLS deal A deal to bring MLS to Sacramento is expected to be announced in the coming days. Evan Ream, a former SacRepublicFC reporter, claims the deal is all but done. Ex-Arsenal star Senderos joins Swiss second division side Former Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos has returned to Switzerland to join second tier side Chiasso. The 34-year-old left Houston Dynamo at t...Full Story »

Salah can match Messi if he becomes less selfish in front of goal - Wenger

Posted Monday, September 09, 2019 by Goal.com72 hits

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah boasts similarities to Lionel Messi and can become even better if he tones down his obsession with goals, according to Arsene Wenger. The ex-Arsenal coach, who recently hinted at a possible return to management in the international arena , believes the Reds attacker's game is comparable to Messi's but is still missing a few crucial ingredients. Aside from a few...Full Story »

Bartomeu: Messi can leave Barcelona in June, but I'm convinced he'll stay

Posted Saturday, September 07, 2019 by Marca.com48 hits

Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed reports that Lionel Messi is free to leave Barcelona if he wants to at the end of this season. The Blaugrana president, however, is convinced that the Argentine will stay at the Camp Nou beyond next summer. "He has a contract that we signed two years ago," Bartomeu said as he clarified Messi's situation on Barca TV. "For the last year, he can leave Barcelo...Full Story »

NOU VENTURE Lionel Messi ‘can leave Barcelona for FREE at the end of the season’ as transfer clause is revealed

Posted Friday, September 06, 2019 by hits

That is according to El Pais, who claim the Nou Camp legend has an agreement in his Barca deal that allows him to depart on June 30, at the end of each campaign. Lionel Messi can reportedly leave Barcelona on a free transfer at the end of each season as part of his contract clause Credit: AP:Associated Press Messi has extended his contract eight times since 2005 and it is understood in his las...Full Story »

Osasuna vs Barcelona - Messi to miss Osasuna trip

Posted Saturday, August 31, 2019 by PA42 hits

Lionel Messi is still not fit to return for Barcelona when they travel to newly-promoted Osasuna on Saturday.The forward was not played since suffering a calf injury in pre-season and coach Ernesto Valverde revealed on Friday he hoped to have the Argentinian back after the international break, in time to face Valencia on September 14.“He is following the normal recovery process,” Val...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo sends touching message to Lionel Messi and offers him dinner after great rival wins Foward of the Year

Posted Friday, August 30, 2019 by hits

CRISTIANO RONALDO wants to make a meal of his special rivalry with Lionel Messi - despite the Barcelona legend beating him to Uefa's forward of the year award. Juventus star Ronaldo mocked speculation the pair do not get on with a touching message saluting their 15-year duel. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have huge mutual respect - although Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was named Uef...Full Story »

Liverpool defender Van Dijk beats Messi, Ronaldo to UEFA Men's Player of the Year award

Posted Friday, August 30, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com69 hits

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has taken out the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award. The Dutchman beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after helping the Reds claim their sixth Champions League crown last season. "I need to think my team-mates; without them I wouldn't have achieved what I've achieved over the past year," said Van Dijk. "It's been a long road but it's been part of my ...Full Story »

Messi won't return until after the international break

Posted Thursday, August 29, 2019 by Marca.com51 hits

Barcelona face Osasuna on Saturday which Lionel Messi will miss due to his calf injury. The Argentine has returned to training individually with the team's fitness coach and he is expected to return to action after the international break. Ernesto Valverde won't rush Messi's return to the starting line-up, as his captain's recovery has been slower than expected. At first there were reports ...Full Story »

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