La Liga Could Block Messi From Playing For Barcelona Until January

Barcelona face the possibility of not being able to register Lionel Messi for play in LaLiga until January 2022, ESPN reports. The Catalans are looking for ways to reduce their wage bill, to align with LaLiga’s financial fair play rules. Read Also: ‘Keep Your Cheque’, President Buhari Tells Businessmen To Remember The Needy If they … Read more

Copa America: Neymar Blasts Brazil Supporters For Backing Messi In Final

Brazil superstar Neymar has hit out at his countrymen who are backing Argentina to win the Copa America because they support Lionel Messi. Hosts Brazil will take on Argentina in the final of the competition on Saturday at the iconic Maracana Stadium. Read Also: EFCC Arraigns Three Businessmen for Fraud in Maiduguri Messi, who has … Read more

Budweiser Gets Customized Bottles For Keepers Messi Scored Against

Budweiser Gets Customized Bottles For Keepers Messi Scored Against

Budweiser has celebrated Lionel Messi’s record-breaking 644th goal by sending each of the goalkeepers he scored against a personalised bottle of beer. The Barcelona skipper’s goal against Valladolid on Tuesday night saw him break Pele’s long-standing record for most goals for a single club. Read Also: ‘The fate of Nigeria depends solely on PDP’ – … Read more

PSG president reacts to Neymar’s calling for the signing of Messi

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has reacted to the club’s interest in Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. Messi has faced an uncertain future ever since handing in a transfer request at the Nou Camp this summer, although he was ultimately persuaded to remain. Read Also: Napoli rename stadium after Legend Diego Armando Maradona  However the rumours … Read more

Barcelona Set To Pay €3000 Fine Over Messi’s Goal Celebration To Maradona

Barcelona Set To Pay €3000 Fine Over Messi’s Goal Celebration To Maradona

Barcelona will cough out €3,000 (£2,700) fine after Lionel Messi paid tribute to Diego Maradona by celebrating in a Newell’s Old Boys shirt in Sunday’s Laliga game against Osasuna. Messi celebrated his goal against Osasuna by taking off Barcelona’s blue-and-burgundy strip to reveal the red-and-black of Newell’s. Maradona, who died last week at the age of 60, played for Newell’s … Read more

Former Barcelona Coach, Setien on his sack, claims Messi is difficult to manage

Former Barcelona Coach, Setien on his sack, claims Messi is difficult to manage

Former Barcelona manager, Quique Setien, has claimed Lionel Messi is difficult to manage. Setien arrived at the Nou Camp in January 2020, after the club sacked Ernesto Valverde. Read Also: Former NAC Presidential candidate, Olapade Agoro is dead But the former Real Betis manager lasted just over six months before he too was relieved of … Read more

“My family cried, didn’t want to leave Barcelona” – Messi says

Lionel Messi has narrated how his wife and children reacted to the news of his planned departure from Barcelona. Messi, who described their reaction as “brutal”, had spent almost 20 years in Barcelona, where he lives with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo, and his three sons, Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro. Messi had, for a while at … Read more

Lionel Messi blasts LaLiga in open letter over €700million release clause

Lionel Messi has hit out at LaLiga over the €700 million release in his current contract with Barcelona. Earlier this week, the Spanish league released a statement, insisting that any interested club must pay the full fee for the 33-year-old. However, in a strongly worded letter from Messi’s father and agent, who held talks with Barca … Read more

Liverpool defender, Andy Robertson says he doesn’t want Messi anywhere near Premier League

Liverpool defender, Andy Robertson, has disclosed that he does not want Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi anywhere near the Premier League amid interest from Manchester City. Barcelona is currently battling to keep Messi as the 33-year-old pushes for a free transfer to reunite with manager, Pep Guardiola, at Manchester City. But Robertson hopes Messi stays at … Read more

Manchester City takes fresh stance on Messi’s transfer from Barcelona

Manchester City will ‘try until the end’ to sign Lionel Messi, according to Guillem Balague. Messi’s father, Jorge, met with senior officials of the LaLiga club on Monday. However, both parties failed to reach an agreement over the 33-year-old’s exit, which means he remains a part of Ronald Koeman’s squad. Balague believes City will continue … Read more

Pep Guardiola makes shocking u-turn on Messi deal

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has made a big u-turn on his chase for Lionel Messi, Mundo Deportivo reports. It is understood that Man City are willing to abandon the idea of signing Messi from Barcelona this summer. The former Premier League champions believe the transfer is not financially workable, with Barca insisting the 33-year-old … Read more

La Liga releases statement on Messi’s contract at Barcelona amid Man City link

The Spanish La Liga on Sunday released a statement saying captain, Lionel Messi’s Barcelona contract was still valid amid interest linking the 33-year-old to Manchester City. The announcement comes days after the Argentine’s shock announcement that he wants to leave the Blaugrana and hours after he failed to attend a pre-season medical on Sunday. Spain’s … Read more

Football superstar, Messi refuses to return for Barcelona tests

Lionel Messi and his lawyers have told Barcelona that the player will not return for pre-season medical tests, Goal reports. The LaLiga side will begin preparations for the 2020/2021 season this weekend, with several squad members having already reported for training. Most of the first-team squad are still on vacation, following their 8-2 defeat to … Read more

Juventus moves for Messi to join Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A

Juventus have met with Lionel Messi’s camp, in a bid to try and lure him to Turin and form a stunning attacking duo with great rival Cristiano Ronaldo, according to L’Equipe. Messi and Ronaldo have battled for the coveted status as the world’s best footballer for more than a decade and played against each other … Read more

Bartomeu offers to resign as Barcelona President if Messi makes u-turn

Barcelona president, Josep Bartomeu, will resign from his role if Lionel Messi agrees to commit his future to the club, according to TV3. It is understood that Messi has so far ignored Bartomeu’s phone calls, as he tries to make peace with the player. As it stands, the 33-year-old wants to leave Camp Nou this … Read more

“Messi could win seventh Ballon d’Or” – Wayne Rooney predicts

Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney, has predicted that Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi could win a seventh Ballon d’Or if he eventually joins Manchester City or the Red Devils this summer. Messi’s future at Barcelona is uncertain after the 33-year-old surprised Barca board on Tuesday night when he asked for his contract, which has one year … Read more

“Messi stay, Bartomeu resign!” – Barcelona fans chant at Camp Nou

Angry FC Barcelona fans have called for the resignation of club president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, after captain Lionel Messi announced on Tuesday that he wished to leave the Catalan side. A large crowd of fans outside FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium on Tuesday night were heard chanting “We love you, Messi stay, Messi stay!” and … Read more