The 33-year-old Argentinian told Barcelona his intention to leave on Tuesday night, which caused shockwaves around the world.
The Blaugrana will want to receive some profit from Messi’s departure
Former Barcelona star Rivaldo believes the Blaugrana will want to receive some transfer fee if Lionel Messi moves from Camp Nou. The 33-year-old Argentinian told Barcelona his intention to leave on Tuesday night, which caused shockwaves around the world. “At a time when each club is facing difficulties due to the pandemic. So it would be a big blow for Barcelona to lose their biggest star without receiving any payment,” Rivaldo told reporters. That’s the biggest obstacle to Messi’s immediate departure because Barcelona will want to get at least some money. Transfer fee Cristiano Ronaldo when he left Real Madrid for Juventus for €100 million in 2018, was considered a dubious bit of business. But looking at what is happening with Messi, it may not have been as bad for Real Madrid as they got good pay at the right time.
“It will be a sad ending for Messi’s story with Barcelona if the things remain this way. But it’s football, and sometimes things don’t go according to our expectations”. It looks like Messi’s signature favorites are Manchester City, and it’s a move Rivaldo believes this move could work well for the Barcelona captain. “Manchester City could be the best option for Messi as his next club,” Rivaldo explained. “He is 33, but his quality and talent are undeniable. So I think that he has a few more years at the top. Pep Guardiola has a deep knowledge of Messi’s qualities and would find a solution to include him in the team quickly and get the best out of him. I can even imagine Guardiola building the rest of the team around Messi.
“His talent could make a difference anywhere, anytime, and I’m sure he could produce match-winning performances in the Premier League.”