Barcelona got a big boost in their efforts to keep Lionel Messi until the end of the season.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best stories from Barcelona February 19, 2021
Barcelona could get 11 million euros from Atletico Madrid for Luis Suarez
This was not a season worth remembering for Barcelona, and things turned upside down as they suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain in the first game of their round of 16 UEFA Champions League final.
Their scoring hit a massive goal in the absence of Luis Suarez, who left the club for the summer and joined rivals for the title Atletico Madrid. According to SPORT,, there is little good news for Barcelona as they could get € 11 million from Atletico Madrid for Luis Suarez.
The report claims that Barcelona has already received 5 million euros from the sale of Suarez. But they will get € 2 million more when Atletico Madrid advance to the next stage of the Champions League. He will get 2 more when Suarez plays a certain number of games.
The last installment will be given if Luis Suarez stays at the club next season.
Barcelona turned down Manchester United’s offer for Ansa Fati of 150 million euros
Ansu Fati signed a new contract in Barcelona last September and is now tied to the club until 2024. The teenager was an absolute revelation and could have been Barcelona’s best player in the opening stages of the season.
Manchester United reportedly followed the progress of Ansu Fati and The sports world they claim that the Red Devils made an offer of 150 million euros. However, then Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu flatly refused to sell him.
But it’s best to take this report with a little salt because Manchester United weren’t ready to match Jadon Sancho’s € 120 million valuation and it’s a player they desperately wanted to sign.
Manchester City distanced themselves from Lionel Messi
Manchester City was seen as one of the most likely destinations if Lionel Messi leaves Barcelona for the summer. However, according to BBC Sport,, Manchester City distanced themselves from the ties with a move for Lionel Messi.
Barcelona is threatened with another early exit from the Champions League and the chances of extending Messi’s contract are now diminishing. BBC sources tell them that Barcelona did not submit an offer or talk to Messi’s camp.
Published February 19, 2021 at 6:34 PM IST