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Transfers – PSG: Messi is expected, he announces heavy
Published on May 22, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. – updated on May 22, 2023 at 4:05 p.m.
Under contract with PSG until the end of the season, Lionel Messi is insistently announced at FC Barcelona. That’s good, his friend and former teammate Xavi, now at the head of the team, is waiting for reinforcements during the summer transfer window. He will notably be orphaned by Sergio Busquets, midfielder and captain who will leave at the end of the current exercise.
Where will Leo Messi evolve next season, he whose lease with the PSG expires? An extension now seems excluded for the sevenfold Ballon d’Or, announced on the side of Saudi Arabia and especially the FCBarcelonawhere the calls of the foot in its direction multiply. ” I want him to come backlaunched this weekend Raphael Yustevice-president of FCBarcelona. As Culé myself, for everything he gave to the club, because he came from the academy and for the relationship we have always had. Great stories must end well. We would all be delighted if he decided to come back. Asked about the subject this Monday at a press conference, xavier remained more measured: It depends on a lot of things. I can’t say much more, he’s a spectacular footballer, I’m friends with him and we’ll see if that can happen or not, a lot depends on his intentions. »
“We will strengthen what we can”
However, the coach of FCBarcelona does intend to be active this summer. ” In many aspects we need to improve. It cost us this season. We need to believe more in ourselves, have a winning mentality and not lack ambition. We want to win all the titles from now on, we plan, with desire and enthusiasmtold xavierrelayed by Mundo Deportivo. We will see where we can get in terms of recruitment, the club’s situation still weighs on us, but we will strengthen what we can. It won’t be easy, you’ll have to go to Montjuïc (the stadium where Barça will play during the works at Camp Nou, editor’s note) and encourage the supporters to come, have fun and give it your all. »
“If the captain leaves, it’s a very important player who leaves and we have to replace him”
Among the priorities of xavierthe arrival of a new midfielder capable of replacing Sergio Busquetsbut the Barca will also have to find a new captain. “ Busi is leaving and that’s obvious, it makes sense, we need a top defensive midfielder next season, he’s a fundamental player, if the captain leaves, he’s a very important player who is leaving and we have to replace him in the best possible way. Afterwards, there are other priorities, the more we strengthen ourselves, the better it will be and the more competitive we will be. » Lionel Messi appears in any case as a legitimate candidate for the offensive sector, but also the armband.