Barcelona have acquired a serious enhance of their efforts to maintain Lionel Messi past the top of the season.
Barcelona need to shrug off painful recollections from their 4-1 defeat within the Champions League in midweek and transfer on. They face Cadiz in La Liga tomorrow and the Cules can’t afford to slide up.
Without additional ado, let’s check out the highest tales involving Barcelona from 19 February 2021.
Barcelona may obtain €11 million from Atletico Madrid for Luis Suarez
This has not been a season price remembering for Barcelona and issues took a flip for the more serious as they suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat by the hands of Paris Saint-Germain within the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie.
Their goalscoring has taken an enormous hit within the absence of Luis Suarez, who left the membership in the summertime to affix title-rivals Atletico Madrid. According to SPORT, there’s a bit of excellent information for Barcelona as they may get €11 million from Atletico Madrid for Luis Suarez.
The report claims that Barcelona have already acquired €5 million by the sale of Suarez. But they stand to achieve €2 million extra when Atletico Madrid make it to the following stage of the Champions League. They will get one other 2 extra when Suarez performs a sure variety of video games.
The remaining instalment can be given if Luis Suarez stays on the membership subsequent season.
Barcelona rejected Manchester United’s €150 million bid for Ansu Fati
Ansu Fati signed a brand new deal at Barcelona in September final 12 months and he’s now tied to the membership till 2024. The teenager has been an absolute revelation and was arguably Barcelona’s finest participant within the opening levels of the season.
Manchester United have reportedly been protecting tabs on Ansu Fati’s progress and Mundo Deportivo declare that the Red Devils made a €150 million bid. However, then Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu flatly refused to promote him.
But it is best to take this report with a pinch of salt as Manchester United had been unwilling to match Jadon Sancho’s €120 million valuation and that is a participant they had been determined to signal.
Manchester City distance themselves from Lionel Messi transfer
Manchester City had been being considered as probably the most doubtless locations if Lionel Messi had been to depart Barcelona in the summertime. However, as per BBC Sport, Manchester City are distancing themselves from hyperlinks with a transfer for Lionel Messi.
Barcelona are threatened with one other early Champions League exit and their probabilities of extending Messi’s contract at the moment are diminishing. BBC sources inform them that Barcelona haven’t tabled a proposal nor have they been in talks with Messi’s camp.
Published 19 Feb 2021, 18:34 IST