Barcelona captain is expected to meet with new head coach Ronald Koeman to discuss the club’s plans for next season as speculation over Messi’s future continues.

Barca are ready to build a squad with young star players around Messi

Barcelona technical secretary Ramon Planes has indicated that the club are ready to build a team of young star players around Leo Messi. Barcelona captain is expected to meet with new head coach Ronald Koeman to discuss the club’s plans for next season as speculation over Messi’s future continues. “Koeman himself spoke yesterday about the upcoming meeting with Messi,” Planes said. “It’s normal for them to speak. He is the team captain, the best in the world, and history. We want to build a project with young players and Messi. “It is clear to us that we want to create a team of young people. It is not right to talk about some names now. The club has to build a winning project, and we are working on that.”

Some of the current squad are expected to leave this summer, with clear thrash at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League. “We should try to work internally and privately,” added Planes. “We should try to have a lot of respect for players who have given a lot to Barcelona. These decisions will be visible in the coming days. We must treat these players as they deserve to be treated.” Planes introduced that Pedri will be the future of the club after being presented as a new Barca player on Thursday. “I think Pedri can be vital for the club,” said Planes. “His signing happened very quickly, from the first moment we saw that he has a Barcelona player profile. He can function in many offensive positions.”

 

“We want to build Barcelona with energy and quality. Many major European teams have asked about him, but the club intends to keep him here for many years.”