Writer/Tencent Sports Special Argentine Correspondent Martin Mansour
After an exhausting and unprecedented season, this news exploded like a bomb, the football world I didn't even think about discussing this issue. There are more rumors, speculations, and possibilities than ever before, but no one will bet on this result.
Messi announced that he will leave Barcelona and is still free?
The script is unimaginable.
The real reason for Messi’s departure
This is not a rumor or a quotation. It is not the so-called source of information, but Messi himself. Directly send a copy of burofax (one A legally valid certification document) was sent to the head of the club. The club paid for his medical expenses and helped him become the best football player.
This bomb is not only aimed at the media and fans, but is specially prepared for the club. Barcelona’s chairman Bartomeu’s term will end in March 2021, but no one knows if this will happen.
This is a declaration about divorce. There is no doubt that the breakup will cause trauma, and the cracks have not been discovered. Fans protested and criticized, the lawyers had gone all out, and there were some resignations. This news has a cruel impact. He is not only a player, but a player who has set all possible records in the club, four Champions League champions, six Golden Globes, and the greatest striker of all time.
3 days ago, Messi and the new coach Koeman met for the first time.
This meeting is very sincere and enough to plan for the future; I understand that some urgent problems need to be solved, and this meeting is also intense enough. Koeman told Messi that no one would have any more privileges.
After this one day, the club announced that Suarez will leave the team. The domino effect will follow, and Rakitic, Umtiti, and Vidal will not be part of the Koman plan.
Messi imagined that his best friend Suarez might leave the team, but what he did not expect was that Suarez would be treated so unfairly. Is this the real reason for his decision? Is Suarez the reason he wrote burofax?
Watching this club from the best football model and pronoun to collapse like a house of cards, he has made up his mind.
8-2 lost to Bayern is just a confirmation. Before heading to Lisbon, he had already made an analysis in front of the public: "We have lost the La Liga championship. If we do not change, we will not even be able to beat Naples. "He warned.
Valverde dismissed get out of class in January, and Setien’s arrival only made things worse. Without the strong leadership of Puyol, Iniesta and Xavi, the dressing room has become difficult to manage.
Messi and Suarez dominated the scene, they and Setien quarreled openly with his assistant.
Flea Effect Take the initiative to call Guashuai
Typhoon or hurricane usually has a personalized name, this time it is called Hurricane Rio. No one knows exactly what will happen once it releases all its power. If you change someone, you may use other strategies to try to negotiate first to establish your own status. Messi didn't. Without speaking, he pressed the eject button.
The bomb exploded in Argentina, not in Barcelona, and happened on two different channels almost simultaneously. The people around Messi leaked the news.
We are used to hearing the butterfly effect, but for Messi, we need to establish a new term: the flea effect. Before he and his father came to Barcelona, the nickname "flea" followed him.
The flea effect is that once Messi publicly says heIf you plan to leave, the football market will react. Immediately, six different clubs began to analyze the situation and tried to approach him.
But Messi has already talked to his father and made a decision. The paradise in his mind is Manchester, next to Guardiola, the only coach who can inspire the best Messi and the best team, a coach who is blessed by Messi.
Messi’s desire to win the Champions League is almost pathological, as is Guardiola, who has never won the championship after he left Barcelona.
Messi called Guardiola and told him he was leaving.
"Are you sure?"-Pep asked.
"OK, do you think I can join Manchester City?"-Messi replied.
"Let me see what we can do."-The coach said, and immediately called the Catalan management he brought from Barcelona.
Messi’s family are convinced that he can leave the team freely, but Barcelona insisted that this clause had expired on June 10. Messi said the date has changed after FIFA issued a document that automatically extended the contract and all terms for the coronavirus pandemic.
It is not easy to solve this problem. Messi’s contract termination fee is 700 million euros. It is impossible for any club, including Manchester City, to pay such a fee.
Manchester City was banned by UEFA from participating in the Champions League because they violated the Fair Competition Act, but the International Court of Arbitration for Sports reversed this situation.
Paris Saint-Germain, another favorite of Messi, has also had disputes with UEFA over financial fairness.
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are direct representatives of the two enemy countries from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar respectively. Any attempt to sign Messi will attract UEFA’s attention.
When Messi sent a burofax fax, he was sure it was an easy task. Now, he may understand that this is not the case. Regardless of whether he is at ease, if he gets an offer, he will sign with Manchester City and be with his friends Otamendi and Aguero.
Messi does not want to be tortured anymore
But will Manchester City risk being reviewed again by the International Sports Arbitration Tribunal and offer someone a contract? Even with Messi’s work rights guarantee, he may still be forced to pay 700 million euros.
They hope to reach an exit agreement through negotiation. For this, they need Messi and Barcelona to sit down and talk.
What is a reasonable number for Barcelona to allow Messi to leave?
Barcelona has a higher demand for cash, not players. Their finances this season have reached the red line. If Bartomeu did not resign, it is very simple, because he may be forced to use his own money to make up for the loss.
Manchester City would like to provide one or two players to match the deal. Gabriel Jesus, Eric Garcia, and maybe Bernardo Silva, but they will not clash with Barcelona. Before Messi can negotiate directly, they need to set a feasible number. 100 million euros, like Ronaldo joining Juventus? 150 million euros? Obviously it will not be Neymar's 222 million euros joining Paris. This will be a key part of the negotiation and can happen at any time. Messi should participate in the new crown test on Sunday and should resume training on Monday.
Until October 8, the transfer window will always be open, but we understand Messi and he doesn't want to endure a long conflict.
This is why his father and agent, Jorge Messi, are considering another option. If Manchester City retreat, then Paris is the best choice, because they can pay him enough wealth, players aiming for the Champions League championship, there are his friends Neymar and Di Maria here.
Inter Milan is an unattainable choice: Conte is not the kind of coach Messi likes to work with. Juventus? It’s not necessary to rule out the idea of Messi and Ronaldo being together, but to bring the two togetherIs the cost affordable? The
burofax bomb surprised the football world. It will certainly not be so unexpected next time, but it may be louder.
Other clubs are still keeping silent and are trying to figure out how to set up a challenging project to attract Messi, while also establishing a financial model that guarantees him to join.