Barcelona have dealt a big blow in their efforts to keep Lionel Messi at the club even after this season.
Barcelona play their most important Copa Del Rey rematch tonight against Seville. The Copa Del Rey is one title for which Barcelona has a realistic chance of winning, but tonight they will need to make an incredible comeback at Camp Nou to advance to the finals after losing their first game 2-0.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best stories from Barcelona March 3, 2021
Joan Laporta urges fans to vote for him if they want Messi to stay
The presidential elections in Barcelona will be held on March 7. Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Tony Freix are three candidates. Laporta, who was in office during the dominant Barcelona spell from 2003 to 2010, gave a kind of ultimatum to fans regarding the future of Lionel Messi.
He urged fans to vote for him, as his becoming president is the only scenario in which Lionel Messi will decide to stay at Camp Nou. Joan Laporta said RAC1:
“I have a great relationship with Leo and he will consider any proposal I make. If I don’t win, I’m sure Leo won’t stay in Barcelona.
“Messi will weigh the offer we give him. I am convinced that if the other candidates win, Messi will not stay in Barcelona. He was not happy during Freix’s stay on the board.”
Real Betis interested in young Barcelona Oscar Minguez
Barcelona youth Oscar Mingueza has entered the final months of his current contract. His contract expires on June 30th. However, Barcelona has the option of unilaterally extending the contract for a year and as such is likely to happen.
The young man impressed in his first season with the senior team of Barcelona. He was effective both on the center and on the right. According to The sports world,, Real Betis are interested in signing Mingueza and have already contacted Barcelona to highlight the possibility of an agreement.
Mingueza also attracted the attention of several English parties, the report states. A decision on his future will be made after a new president is elected.
Lionel Messi is looking for houses in Paris
This was one of the worst seasons ever for Barcelona. A lot of drama was going on in and around the club. Amid all the political turmoil, they must also address the possibility of their star Lionel Messi leaving the club.
After informing the club of his wish to leave last summer, Messi had to stay in place because no club could afford to sign him. However, in the summer he will become a free agent as well Manchester City i Paris Saint Germain they circled around his signature.
According to reports in Spain via (Express), Lionel Messi began to plan a life away from Barcelona. He is said to be looking for houses in Paris. Paris Saint-Germain has a lot of celebrities as far as Lionel Messi is concerned.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino is his compatriot as are Mauro Icardi, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes. Paris Saint-Germain also has a strong project of which Messi would love to be a part.