Ernesto Valverde Dismisses Transfer Rumours Surrounding Lionel Messi

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has dismissed transfer rumours hinting at an immediate exit for Lionel Messi from the Camp Nou.

The Catalan outfit are yet to recover from the loss of Neymar, who has decided to make a world record € 222 million transfer from the Spanish club to Paris St Germain. Barcelona have been trying to replace the Brazilian but have been failing in their attempts to get most of their targets. Now, fresh transfer rumours about Lionel Messi are causing concerns for Barcelona. Manchester City are reportedly considering a €300 million offer for the 30-year-old using the same technique as PSG.

Bartomeu is certain that Lionel Messi will retire in Barcelona

As each season reaches it´s end and a new one comes along, new rumors start to emerge that link a specific top player to a club, this is especially true when it involved either C.Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

At this point in time, its widely considered that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the best footballers in the world and they have been dominating the sport for the past decade.

Just take a look at the previous 8 incarnations of the Ballon d´Or, it has just been dominated by the Portuguese and the Argentine superstars. Ricardo Kaka was the last to have won this individual award and this was back in 2007, this was over 9 years ago.

Lionel Messi Wants Clean Sweep of Trophies Next Season

Lionel Messi is planning to attain a clean sweep of trophies under the management of new coach Ernesto Valverde next term.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner missed on both the La Liga and the Champions League title last season, which is a rarity with the Catalan giants.Messi won nine out of a possible 13 trophies during Luis Enrique's reign, and he is now hoping to win everything within hand in the upcoming season.

MESSI AND NEYMAR FACE CRITICISMS AFTER BIG LOSS

South American duo of Lionel Messi and Neymar were criticized heavily after the heavy loss to Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League round of eight on Tuesday.

The duo were decent but they failed to match expectations in Turin.

LUIS ENRIQUE ANNOYED BY MESSI SUBSTITUTION TALKS

Barcelona head coach, Luiz Enrique refused to reveal why he chose to substitute Lionel Messi during the routine La Liga victory against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

The Argentine maestro scored his team’s second goal of their 3-0 win at Camp Nou with a sublime free-kick – breaking Ronald Koeman’s Barca free-kick record of 26 goals – but was surprisingly hauled off after just 64 minutes.

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