After a dismal performance in the UFA Champions League, the withdrawal of players from Spanish football club Barcelona has begun, and veteran striker Lionel Messi is at the forefront in this line. The Argentine player has told the club that he wants to leave Barcelona with immediate effect. This has been confirmed in Argentina's network TYC SPO-TS report. Barcelona's highest scorer Messi's agreement with the club is up to 2021. Barcelona had suffered a 2-8 defeat in the quarter-finals against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Further, the report also says that the decision has been finalized, and the Lionel Messi will not appear in Barcelona's forthcoming practice sessions. He has given the relevant documents to the club to leave his club. Lionel Messi started the year 2000 as a youth career with the club. He then started playing with the club's senior team from 2004. Lionel Messi transfer fee is $700-800 million which is too high to afford for any football club. As per reports, Messi can move to Manchester City FC.
Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Samuel Umtiti also want to leave Barcelona, besides Lionel Messi:
Besides Lionel Messi, other team players Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Samuel Umtiti will also leave the club, as the team's new manager Ronald Koeman has said these four will not be part of the team's strategy in the next season and they do not fit into the team. These four players are among the useful players of the team. Spain's radio station Rail said that Koeman first told the club about Suabrez that he did not want to see Suarez in the team anymore. The 33-year-old Uruguay's Suarez was associated with Barcelona except for the English club Liverpool in 2014. He helped the Spanish team win four La Liga, four Copa del Rey, and a Champions League title. He has scored 198 goals in 283 matches for Barcelona so far while 109 goals have been helped. He is the third-highest scorer in the club's history.
Instead of Suarez, the club can add the Memphis Depay of Lyon and the Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan. Besides him, there are doubts about the future of Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, and Sergi Roberto. Earlier, the club had also removed former manager Quique Setién and appointed Koeman of the Netherlands as the new manager. On the other hand, Bayern Munich midfielder Philippe Coutinho wants to come to his old club Barcelona. Coutinho had a recorded agreement with Munich for this session. But his loan agreement with Munich has now ended, and now Barcelona has to decide whether he will enter into an agreement with Coutinho.
PSG's first match in League 1 postponed:
A few days ago, Paris Saint Germain (PSG), who played the UFA Champions League final, postponed the first match of the new season of France's top league-1. PSG had to play the match against lens on Saturday, but now the match will be played after the international break on September 10, Thursday. The French authorities have agreed to re-conduct the match. The new season of the French league started last week without PSG. PSG will now get 12 days extra time to start the 2020-21 session.
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