This season could be the last time Lionel Messi lines up for Barcelona. The 34-year-old will run out of contract this summer and he could be walking away from a decline that have massively decline over the years.
Messi still aspires to be best player in the world while winning more trophies but, he can’t achieve that fate with Barcelona therefore, a move to PSG or Manchester City is already lauded.
If he decides to leave, Barcelona are hoping to replace him with his countryman Paulo Dybala who is reportedly interested in joining Barcelona.
According to Sky Sports, Barcelona will likely sign Manchester City defender Eric Garcia this January. The 18-year-old wants to return to Camp Nou and has made his intention known by refusing to extend his contract with City which expires at the end of the season.
If City don’t sell him this January, he will leave the club for free this summer and rejoin Barcelona who he believes suits his style of play.
Barcelona are dear need of defensive reinforcement after Gerard Pique suffered a long term injury. they will likely pay 8m for the talented Spanish defender to join them this January.
Sky Sports further reports that Barcelona are still interested in signing Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez. The 22-year-old would’ve joined Barcelona had they paid his $111m asking price.
His asking price might have been a problem this summer but next season could see that price halved due to his contract that reportedly lowers his fee each season Inter Milan don’t win a trophy.
Martinez will be free to join Barcelona next summer for just $70m and not $111m.