Sport Rumour Has It: Messi to leave Barcelona, Xavi agrees to replace Setien

09:51  03 july  2020
09:51  03 july  2020 Source:   goal.com

Xavi says hopes to coach Barcelona in the future

  Xavi says hopes to coach Barcelona in the future Xavi says hopes to coach Barcelona in the futureSpanish media had reported that Xavi, who coaches Qatari club Al Sadd, had been approached by Barca to replace Ernesto Valverde before Quique Setien was appointed in January.

Barcelona have sacked manager Ernesto Valverde and replaced him with the former Real Betis coach Quique Setién . Barcelona had hoped and expected to announce the signing of Setién and the departure of At that point, while a severance package had been verbally agreed with Valverde, it

Coutinho was supposed to replace Iniesta, just as Arthur Melo was supposed to replace Xavi . But he became impatient and Barcelona were powerless to prevent him leaving in 2018. It lies with Messi most of all, a weight he does not always welcome but one he will not, and should not, renounce.

a man standing on a baseball field: Barcelona captain Lionel Messi © Getty Images Barcelona captain Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi's future is often a topic of discussion.

Messi has an early break clause in his Barcelona contract.

As Barca look to re-sign Messi, the 33-year-old superstar is reportedly ready to walk away next year.


Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona when his contract expires at the end of 2020-21, according to Cadena SER.

Barca captain Messi – previously linked to Inter and Manchester City – has reportedly been in talks over a new two-year deal at Camp Nou.

However, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner and Barca's all-time leading scorer is reportedly tired of being blamed for issues at the club, with the LaLiga champions set to be dethroned by Real Madrid.

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 Ronaldo and Messi to Juve, © Provided by Sports.fr Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Former legend of FC Barcelona, ​​Rivaldo is interested in rumors about Lionel Messi's starting desires, and imagines well Juventus try to associate it with Cristiano Ronaldo ... It is the small bomb launched at the end of the week by the Cadena Ser. Tired of the difficulties of FC Barcelona, ​​ Lionel Messi would think of leaving FC Barcelona in 2021 , at the end of his contract. According to Rivaldo, these rumors "could be true".

It 's nothing against him as a player, but Barcelona 's approach to pleasing Messi means they've In the next three of four years it ’s likely the club will need to replace Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba Instead, Setien decided to take the easy way out by making no decision and keeping Messi and Xavi should have Messi ’s respect. History shows so many examples where a talisman had to eventually move on.

It is even reported that players have been left confused by his tactics and handling of players. Setien ’s assistant – Eder Sarabia – is also reportedly an Barcelona looked lacklustre in their 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo. Nolito had a clear chance to win it for Celta in the dying minutes for the Spanish forward


- Staying at Camp Nou and club legend Xavi has agreed to become Barcelona head coach next season. Mundo Deportivo journalist Francesc Aguilar says the Al-Sadd boss has agreed a €6million salary to replace under-fire coach Quique Setien.

- Mundo Deportivo reports Manchester United and neighbours City have asked Barca about the availability of out-of-favour forward Antoine Griezmann. A big-money signing from Atletico Madrid at the start of the season, Griezmann has struggled and found himself on the bench in recent weeks. However, the report claims Barca are not considering a transfer.

- Liverpool are poised to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, says Sport. Thiago is out of contract at the end of 2020-21 and the Spaniard is not willing to re-sign. Now, Liverpool are believed to be in advanced negotiations as Bayern seek £31m (€35m) for Thiago.

Will Lionel Messi leave Barcelona? Quique Setien knows nothing

 Will Lionel Messi leave Barcelona? Quique Setien knows nothing © Getty / Goal The pressurized coach Quique Setien does not want to deal with a possible farewell of his superstar Lionel Messi next year. "I'm not going to speculate because I haven't heard anything about it," said the coach of Spanish champions FC Barcelona before the Catalans' away game at Villarreal on Sunday (10pm live on DAZN ). "We no longer discuss what we need to discuss," he added.

Barcelona boss Quique Setien is under pressure in the wake of the club's 2-2 La Liga draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night. But former Barcelona midfielder Xavi is also in the frame to replace Setien having been overlooked for the post following Valverde’s sacking earlier in the year.

Messi , 32, has spent his entire professional career at Barcelona – and he may yet end up a one-club player. Top story – messi to extend The report says the forward will get to decide if he wants to leave the club before then. Messi is enjoying another fine season with Barcelona , scoring 26

- Everton full-back Lucas Digne has emerged as a target for City and Chelsea if they fail to land Leicester City star Ben Chilwell, according to ESPN.

- Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Birmingham City teenager Jude Bellingham, reports Bild. United were also chasing the 17-year-old sensation.

- After signing Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid, Sky journalist Fabrizio Romano claims Inter have opened talks with Chelsea for Italian full-back Emerson Palmieri.

- Juventus are hoping to settle Paulo Dybala's new contract between July and August, says Calciomercato.

- The Telegraph reports Chelsea are ready to step up their pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz after Saturday's DFB-Pokal final against Bayern. Havertz has been linked to Bayern, Madrid, United, Liverpool and Barca.

- Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga could be shipped out on loan to Sevilla, claims The Sun. The world's most expensive keeper has been criticised for his performances this season.

Villarreal 1-4 Barcelona: Griezmann ends goal drought in Messi masterclass

  Villarreal 1-4 Barcelona: Griezmann ends goal drought in Messi masterclass Champions Barcelona showed they will not give up their title without a fight, outclassing Villarreal in a comfortable win.Barca's grip on the title had slipped with back-to-back draws and bitter rivals Real Madrid moved seven points clear at the top with a win at Athletic Bilbao earlier in the day, but the champions responded at Estadio de la Ceramica.

Messi will extend his contract at Barcelona until 2023, according to Mundo Deportivo. The report says the forward will get to decide if he wants to leave the club - It remains to be seen if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will stay at Arsenal. CalcioMercato reports the forward – out of contract until 2021 – is

With Lionel Messi coming out of contract next year, Barcelona are set to open talks to extend the star's deal. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is planning to meet Messi 's father next week to discuss a contract renewal, according to Sport. Incoming Wallabies coach Rennie agrees to pay cut.

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International: Pep about Messi: "Wish he stays with Barca" .
In view of the latest developments, Pep Guardiola has again commented on a possible transfer from Lionel Messi to Manchester City. © Provided by SPOX Pep Guardiola hopes Lionel Messi will continue to play for Barcelona. Pep Guardiola, former coach of FC Barcelona, ​​has refused to speak about a renewed collaboration with the 33-year-old at Manchester City in view of the supposed farewell thoughts of his ex-protégé Lionel Messi. "I won't be talking about transfers until the end of the season.

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