Spanish newspaper Marca reports that Barcelona striker Lionel Messi – now backing a social media boycott – is more likely to stay with the Spanish club than he is to depart in the summer for Paris Saint-Germain.
The paper claims that the new crop of youngsters coming through, plus Joan Laporta’s plans to bring one of Neymar or Erling Haaland to the club, is probably enough to convince him to stay.
According to the report, by bringing in Neymar it would be a huge commitment of funds for a player who is close to 30, and it may just be another example of the financial mismanagement that has led Barcelona to another chaotic year.
❗️ Lionel Messi has told the club he'll stay. [tve] pic.twitter.com/VHjtF0dvAQ
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) April 29, 2021
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However Haaland could well be the best player of the next decade and might help them end their dependency on Messi over the course of a season.