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Lionel Messi yet to receive offer from another club to leave Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by 101 GREAT GOALS47 hits

Messi attempts to leave Barcelona Lionel Messi's future has of course been a major talking point in the world of football for some time now. Following Barcelona's hammering at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League last season, Messi attempted to depart the Camp Nou via a clause in his contract. However, after months of back and forth, the Argentine eventually opted to stay put ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi stars on landmark night as Barcelona hit Sociedad for six

Posted Monday, March 22, 2021 by PA25 hits

Lionel Messi capped a record-breaking night with a brace and an assist as Barcelona romped to a 6-1 win over Real Sociedad.Messi set up the first of Sergino Dest’s two goals and then scored Barca’s fourth of the night as he played his 768th game for the club, overtaking Xavi to become the player with the most appearances for the Catalans.Antoine Griezmann had opened the scoring and O...Full Story »

Will a league and cup double be enough to convince Messi to stay at Barcelona?

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2021 by Goal.com45 hits

The Catalans have had a remarkable turnaround in form since the start of the year thanks largely to their Argentine talisman and coach Ronald Koeman It’s almost as if Lionel Messi and Barcelona made a New Year’s resolution simply to be good again. A dismal 1-1 draw with Eibar post-Christmas seemed to write the club’s title hopes off for good, but the Catalans have taken 34 ...Full Story »

'You know you can't leave', Barca president Joan Laporta tells Lionel Messi

Posted Friday, March 19, 2021 by fourfourtwo.com40 hits

Returning Barcelona president Joan Laporta has pleaded with Lionel Messi to stay at the club amid uncertainty over the Argentinian's future. Messi submitted a transfer request last summer before reluctantly agreeing to stay on, and his contract expires at the end of the season. Laporta was sworn in as president for a second time on Wednesday, having previously led the Catalan club from 2003-...Full Story »

Laporta's message to Messi: Sorry Leo, but I'll try to convince you to stay

Posted Thursday, March 18, 2021 by Marca.com52 hits

Joan Laporta FC Barcelona Joan Laporta was sworn in as the new Barcelona president on Wednesday evening and the new boss' message to Lionel Messi was the main headline from his introductory speech. Messi was in attendance for the ceremony, along with various other players and Blaugrana figures, and Laporta turned to address Messi at one point. "We will, for example, try to convince Leo to sta...Full Story »

Paredes: PSG asked me not to talk about Messi anymore

Posted Monday, March 15, 2021 by Marca.com42 hits

Paris Saint-Germain have been strongly linked with a move for Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who is a free agent on June 30, but the French club have made clear to midfielder Leandro Paredes that he should not be discussing his compatriot. Paredes revealed in January that PSG are trying to convince Messi to make the move to the Parc des Princes, which clearly did not go down well inside the clu...Full Story »

The race to convince Messi to stay at Barcelona begins

Posted Friday, March 12, 2021 by Marca.com43 hits

It was the phrase that rang in the ears of Barcelona supporters as they digested the club's first failure to reach the quarter final of the Champions League since 2007, 'Messi can have no doubts about the future of this team', and with Koeman beginning the charm offensive, the race to convince Lionel Messi to stay now begins. Joan Laporta's win in the presidential election on Sunday is a posi...Full Story »

PSG open to Cristiano option if Mbappe leaves and Messi doesn't join

Posted Friday, March 12, 2021 by Marca.com60 hits

Paris Saint-Germain are already planning for next season, with the name of Cristiano Ronaldo once again on the table. The French champions are aiming to create a devastating front line by taking Leo Messi from Barcelona to play in between Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. However, they are also preparing for the possibility of not only the Argentine staying at Barcelona but also the chance that Mbap...Full Story »

Mbappe shows his respect for Messi

Posted Friday, March 12, 2021 by Marca.com83 hits

Kylian Mbappe may have come away as the victor in the battle between himself and Leo Messi in the Champions League round of 16 but the young Frenchman was quick to show his respect for the Argentine legend after the second leg. Shortly after the tie had ended 5-2 in PSG's favour, Mbappe took to social media to upload an image of himself alongside Messi on the pitch. Mbappe added two emojis w...Full Story »

Lionel Messi decides not to stay at Barcelona with superstar eyeing PSG and Man City as free transfer destinations

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2021 by Caughtoffside.com55 hits

According to broadcaster Christian Martin, Lionel Messi has decided that he will not be staying at Barcelona past this summer, when the superstar is able to walk away on a free transfer. Martin reports that the appointment of Joan Laporta as the club’s new president does not change Messi’s stance on his future, with the 33-year-old set to end a 20-year association with the Blaugra...Full Story »

Messi and Ronaldo both miss Champions League quarter-finals for first time in 16 years

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2021 by Goal.com53 hits

The last time neither superstar reached the last eight was in 2004-05, when Liverpool won the competition For the first time since 2004-05, neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo will see their teams involved in the Champions League quarter-finals. Messi and Barcelona were eliminated at the last-16 stage by PSG, who drew 1-1 against the Spanish side on Wednesday to seal a 5-2 aggregate ...Full Story »

Barcelona's new enemy: The PSG player who called Messi

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by Marca.com51 hits

A long time has passed since the days when Neymar was putting smiles on the faces of Barcelona fans and now he may have become public enemy number one. The Brazilian star is said to have called Lionel Messi in an attempt to persuade the Argentine to join him at PSG. According to L'Equipe in France, Neymar personally made the call and told the Argentine "you have to come" and explained to him...Full Story »

Pique to the rescue as Messi's dream of one last Barcelona trophy stays alive

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2021 by Goal.com57 hits

The defender's late header took the Blaugrana's Copa del Rey semi-final with Sevilla to extra-time before Martin Braithwaite secured a final berth For much of this season, it has seemed like Barcelona fans may never again gaze upon their captain and talisman Lionel Messi holding a trophy aloft. The Argentina forward has won so many in his glittering career, both with the Catalans and as an i...Full Story »

‘Our fans want to see the big stars’ – David Beckham on the possibility of Inter Miami landing Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo in the future

Posted Monday, March 01, 2021 by Caughtoffside.com81 hits

Heading into Inter Miami’s 2020 inaugural season, co-owner, David Beckham, wasn’t seen that often around the club. There was speculation on whether the 45-year-old wanted to be associated with a team that struggled to make the playoffs. Nonetheless, Beckham has removed all doubt when it comes to the commitment to the South Florida-based club. Heading into the 2021 season, Beckha...Full Story »

Rivaldo encourages Lionel Messi to join Man City and make them truly unstoppable

Posted Saturday, February 27, 2021 by hits

Lionel Messi has been linked with a Pep Guardiola reunion at Manchester City ever since the dramatic summer transfer window - and Rivaldo thinks the move would make the club ‘even stronger’ Lionel Messi should consider Manchester City as a “very solid destination” where he would make the club “even stronger”, says Rivaldo. The Argentine has been linked with ...Full Story »

Messi shakes Barcelona awake

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Marca.com48 hits

Messi against Elche LALIGA Lionel Messi bagged a brace and set up another goal to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 victory over Elche on Wednesday night at the Camp Nou. Things were looking grim for the Catalans after a listless first half, but the Argentine would shake his side awake with a pair of goals before laying the groundwork for a Jordi Alba strike. With the victory, Barcelona pull within five...Full Story »

La Masia coach 'can't imagine a Barcelona without' Messi but will respect big contract call

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2021 by Goal.com48 hits

A six-time Ballon d'Or continues to run his current deal down towards free agency, but everyone at Camp Nou is eager to see him stay put La Masia coach Garcia Pimienta admits he cannot "imagine a Barcelona without" Lionel Messi, but accepts that the mercurial Argentine has earned the right to dictate his own future. As things stand, a six-time Ballon d'Or winner continues to head towards fre...Full Story »

Messi's message of condolences after Ronaldinho loses his mother

Posted Monday, February 22, 2021 by Marca.com51 hits

It was announced this Sunday that Ronaldinho's mother Dona Miguelina has died from coronavirus complicates at the age of 71. Saddened by the news, Lionel Messi shared a message of condolences on social media, supporting his former teammate. "Ronnie, I have no words and I can't believe it," Messi's message started. "I just want to send you lots of strength and a big hug for you and all your ...Full Story »

Cadiz hold Barcelona on Lionel Messi’s record-breaking 506th LaLiga appearance

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2021 by PA26 hits

Lionel Messi was denied victory on his record-breaking 506th LaLiga appearance for Barcelona as Cadiz struck a late penalty to clinch a 1-1 draw.Messi marked his club record by converting a first-half spot-kick, but Alex Fernandez despatched one of his own for Cadiz against the run of play to spoil the party.Barca, thrashed 4-1 at the Nou Camp by Paris St Germain in the Champions League on Tuesd...Full Story »

Man City chiefs ‘angry’ as Lionel Messi transfer stance is taken by club

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2021 by hits

Manchester City club chiefs have reportedly been left fuming by rumours they have approached Barcelona over a move for Lionel Messi. The Sky Blues are understood to be one of the interested parties in potentially signing Messi if he becomes a free agent this summer. Reports have claimed that City tabled an offer, with Messi technically free to talk to clubs outside Spain since January. Howeve...Full Story »

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