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Barcelona Reacts To Messi’s Transfer Request, Says They Want Him To Stay



After Lionel Messi handed his boyhood club, Barcelona a transfer request, there has been some tension brewing within the top hierarchy of the Catalan club.

Following a disappointing season at the club, and with some rumours that the new coach is not ready to give Messi some of the privileges he’s been enjoying at the club, Messi decided to call it a quit with the club he joined at age 12.

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Barcelona however, is not just going to sit down and allow their best player slip through their fingers easily and as such has started a negotiation with Messi to recind his decision.

The Technical Secretary of the club, Ramon Planes has revealed that the club is not considering selling Messi to any club. According to him, they’re making every effort to hold onto their star player.

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He said: “We want to build another winning cycle alongside the best player in the world. We all continue to count on Messi.

“We are not contemplating a departure of Messi. We want Messi to stay.

“We are working internally to convince Messi to stay. Messi has not told us that he’s not going to show up for training.”

Source: AfricaCelebrities.Com