Messi vs Barca – The Full Blow
Posted: 27 August 2020
Lionel Messi, the little man from Rosario, Argentina, arrived in Barcelona 19 years ago to join one of the world’s best football academies; La Masia.
Two decades on, he has picked up six Balon D’Ors, four Champions League titles, ten La Liga trophies, and six Copa Del Reys among many others. However, a marriage made in heaven looks to be coming to an end.
The problems started in the summer of 2017 when current club boss, Josep Maria Bartomeu sold one of the most popular players in the dressing room, Neymar Da Silva Junior, popularly known as Neymar .
The irritation didn’t stop there, Messi and co were irked by the signings brought in; Ousmane Dembele, Kevin Prince Boateng , and Nelson Semedo to name but a few.
The problems continued when the club announced the arrival of Eric Abidal as Technical Director, who publicly lambasted the senior players after a poor showing in their LaLiga match.
The last straw, was of course, the heaviest defeat in the club’s history in Europe, their 8-2 capitulation in the hands of Bavarian giants Bayern Munchen 12 days ago.
The players of the famed proud club, past and present, are all in favour of seeing the backside of current President Bartomeu, but the question remains, where will the little magician go to if he does leave?
Manchester City; Pep Guardiola is a strong draw card, they were both brought up the ‘Catalan Way’, City have the financial muscle and their well-placed to challenge for the European Champions League, something Messi is desperate to lift, and he will be in great company; Kevin De Brunye, his close pal Sergio Kun Aguero, and the ever-improving Raheem Sterling.
Paris Saint Germain; the terrible twins of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are his heirs to the throne – he would love to have one final dance with them, and what a better way to dance, in the City of Love, Paris, enjoying the wealth of Nasser Al Khelaifi, while tip-toeing them to the most sought-after piece – The Continental Trophy.
Selebalo Karabo Phasha.