BARCELONA | MESSI
Barça will only sell Messi if the player requests an exit
Barça staffs at the Camp Nou and Leo’s family say they are relaxed. It would appear that the same thing happens at this time of the year.
No-one at the Camp Nou can envisage Leo Messi wearing a different club shirt in the future. No-one. They feel the players compromise with Barça is complete, over and above the comments which were reported following his interview in Argentine daily, Olé.
They know that the past few seasons have seen history repeat itself: Leo lights the fuse (“At the moment I live in the present. I am thinking of a great year and winning titles with Barça. That’s all. Afterwards we’ll see. Football is full of surprises...I’ve always claimed that I always want to stay at the club, but at times things don’t work out as one plans”) and his father Jorge, a few hours later diffuses the situation speaking to La Vanguardia newspaper— “as of today, there is nothing to report. Our thoughts are to stay here, but as people have a tendency to read between the lines, things get blown out of proportion. Leo is happy. But, of course, if the time comes when the club says. ‘We’ve received this offer, we’re going to sell you’, well then one needs to study the proposal. Although it’s not something on the current agenda”.
After listening, reading and analyzing the declarations, the feeling from the top echelons of the club is the following: only a public request from the player stating that he wants to leave the club would open the door.