Barcelona might want to fend off a handful of potential suitors in the event that they’re to maintain Lionel Messi. And it will not be straightforward.
It seems like Barcelona are going by means of a section of revival below Ronald Koeman after a collection of optimistic outcomes. The membership has a vital recreation arising in opposition to Sevilla within the Copa Del Rey and there’s a lot happening off the pitch as effectively with the presidential elections arising.
With out additional ado, let’s check out the highest tales involving Barcelona from 9 February 2021.
Ivan Rakitic says he would by no means have a good time in opposition to Barcelona
Croatian worldwide Ivan Rakitic loved an incredible spell at Barcelona earlier than swapping the purple and blue equipment for the white one at Sevilla this previous summer season.
Within the buildup to the midweek Copa Del Rey semi-final recreation in opposition to Barcelona, the 32-year-old revealed in an interview with AS that he would not ever have a good time in opposition to his former facet. Rakitic mentioned:
“I wouldn’t have a good time a objective in opposition to Barcelona. I’ll all the time carry them with me.
“Issues that have been mentioned weren’t fulfilled with me, however there I’ve lived many lovely moments. My little daughter was born in Barcelona, I’ve many buddies within the metropolis and a number of affection from the followers, which is mutual.”
Barcelona rejected AC Milan’s and Arsenal’s strikes for Junior Firpo
Junior Firpo was tipped to depart Barcelona within the January switch window after he was gauged to not be as much as the requirements anticipated of somebody who’s imagined to take over from Jordi Alba.
However now Fabrizio Romano has revealed through Calciomercato.com that Barcelona rejected two gives for Junior Firpo this winter switch window. Each Arsenal and AC Milan have been curious about signing him on an preliminary mortgage take care of an obligation to purchase.
Nonetheless, Firpo didn’t wish to go away the membership within the winter for private causes and Barcelona couldn’t afford to let him go away as they might not discover a alternative.
Manchester Metropolis draw up new plan to signal Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain rumors have been gaining momentum however Manchester Metropolis are usually not able to bow out of the race to safe the Argentine’s companies simply but. Based on ESPN, they’re set to make a recent try and persuade the Argentine to affix the Etihad outfit over the subsequent couple of months.
Manchester Metropolis have taken be aware of Barcelona’s frustration with Paris Saint-Germain’s public pursuit of Messi and are keen to go about their enterprise in a extra affected person method. Manchester Metropolis will take a a lot much less aggressive method and attempt to proceed to keep up a superb rapport with Lionel Messi’s camp.
Printed 09 Feb 2021, 18:37 IST