Lionel Messi will STAY at Barcelona, Sergio Ramos set to LEAVE Real Madrid

Lionel Messi Transfer Request

After what has been a few years of transition for Barcelona, many players and fans have been unhappy with the way Fc Barcelona has been runned. The one player that has expressed his discomfort with the way Fc Barcelona has been running is of course club legend Lionel Messi. 

Former president Josep Maria Bartomeu had been practically run out the club by all the backlash he had been receiving in the twilight years of his presidency. Poor recruitment and failing to win any big trophy since their treble season with Luis Enrique in 2015, it was only a matter of time until the players would take action.

Messi to Manchester City

 Many people believed that Messi would stay at Barcelona forever. Last summer he shocked the entire world when he submitted his transfer request and was extremely close to signing for Manchester City, reuniting with his former coach Pep Guardiola. Things have seemed to change this season. After Josep Bartomeu departed, former president Joan Laporta was re-elected to take over Barcelona and bring them back to their glory days.

Joan Laporta’s Contribution

Since Laporta took over Barcelona, they have one the Copa Del Rey. As well as being in the title race until the last few matchdays of the season. With an important transfer window this summer, it seems already that Laporta is ready to revolutionize his team. Already signing Sergio “Kun” Aguero and Eric Garcia from Manchester City. As well as being really close to the signings of Memphis Depay and Giorginho WIjnaldum.

There are plenty of reasons to be excited if you are a Blaugrana. This change of form has been the reason as to why Lionel Messi has decided to stay at the club. Messi’s good relationship with Laporta. As well as their Copa Del Rey triumph has been the turning point for Messi. Add on to that the signing of Messi’s good friend and International  teammate, Sergio Aguero. It is safe to say that Laporta is doing everything they can to try to keep Messi at Barcelona.

Barcelona’s Financial Situation

The biggest problem that Barcelona are facing is financially. It will be very expensive to keep Lionel Messi at the club, especially due to the financial crisis that Barcelona are currently in due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Barcelona are currently over 1 billion euros in debt, and with a yearly salary of 70 million euros for Lionel Messi alone, it will be a real struggle to raise the funds needed for the club. 

Club Legend Ramos

Sergio Ramos has been a staple at Real Madrid for more than 15 years now. He has been club captain since the departure of Iker Casillas in 2015 and has helped Real Madrid to consecutive three Champions League titles. As well as winning five league titles with Los Blancos. A true club leader and example for everyone else. He will be packing up his bags and leaving the club on June 30th.

Ramos’ Next Destination

The biggest rumor for Sergio Ramos is that he will be joining Mauricio Pochetino in Paris. Sergio Ramos has stated that he does not want to renew his contract with Real Madrid. Ramos has been linked with a move to Manchester United for many seasons now. Sergio Ramos will undoubtedly leave as one of the greatest ever players to wear the all white of Real Madrid. He will be missed by many all around the world.