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REPORTS: Lionel Messi’s Father “In Manchester Negotiating With City”, After Superstar Drops Transfer Request At Barcelona
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REPORTS: Lionel Messi’s Father “In Manchester Negotiating With City”, After Superstar Drops Transfer Request At Barcelona

Frankie Omokhua Latest reports say Lionel Messi's father, Jorge, is already discussing terms with Manchester City. It was revealed on Tuesday that the Barcelona captain wants to leave the LaLiga club this summer, after a disappointing season in Spain which resulted in no trophies.  Several top European clubs have been placed on high-alert, including Pep Guardiola's Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. And according to RAC1 and TyC Sports, Jorge Messi has already touched down in Manchester to discuss terms with the Premier League side.  The reports added that the player's father is discussing a two-year deal with City, though there are still question marks over whether the Premier League side will have to stump up a transfer fee for the Arge...
Messi Contemplates Barca Exit – Reports
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Messi Contemplates Barca Exit – Reports

Frankie Omokhua Lionel Messi still wishes to leave Barcelona after meeting new coach Ronald Koeman, according to reports in the Spanish media on Friday, as all four sports newspapers dedicated their front covers to the Argentine’s uncertain future. Marca, Spain’s biggest selling daily, said the Argentine told Koeman that he was more likely to leave the club than to stay, while AS declared on its cover ‘Messi sees himself leaving’. Barcelona-based daily, Mundo Deportivo, said Messi ‘does not see his future clearly’, but, stressed that the captain has little hope of leaving the club immediately due to his 700-million-euro ($827.05 million) release clause. Messi, who joined Barca aged 13, has scored a record 634 goals for the Catalans in 730 matches and is also the club’s most de...
“I Love To Work With Messi – Ronald Koeman
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“I Love To Work With Messi – Ronald Koeman

Frankie Omokhua New Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman, says he would be speaking to Lionel Messi about his future but also warned he only wanted to work with players who wanted to stay at the club. “I don't know if I have to convince Messi. He is the best player in the world and you want the best player in the world in your team, not on the other side”. “For my part, I would love to work with Messi. He wins football matches and I would be really happy if he decides to stay”, he told reporters at the Camp Nou.  But, the 57-year-old former Barcelona defender added in his first press conference: “I only want to work with players who want to be here and if they are not happy, let them say it”, On the subject of Messi, he added: 'He has a contract. He has one year left. He is ...
BREAKING: Ronald Koeman Arrives Barcelona’s El Prat Airport Ahead Of Wednesday’s Unveiling
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BREAKING: Ronald Koeman Arrives Barcelona’s El Prat Airport Ahead Of Wednesday’s Unveiling

Frankie Omokhua Ronald Koeman has arrived in Barcelona as he prepares to be named as the club's new manager. Koeman, who touched down at El Prat Airport, is set to succeed Quique Setien, who was sacked on Monday. The 57-year-old will leave his position as manager of the Dutch national team.   It is a time of considerable change at Barcelona, who announced that technical secretary Eric Abidal has left the club. Barcelona also announced that elections for the club's presidency will take place in March. Koeman faces a significant rebuilding job at Barcelona, who are still reeling from their 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. As a player Koeman was at Barcelona between 1989 and 1995. He won the European...
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