Lionel Messi has finally picked a successor to take over him when his incredible journey with Barcelona comes to end this season or the next.
Messi have watched hundreds of talents emerge or arrival to Camp Nou but there’s one he feels has the right temperament, technical skills, leadership credential and match winning to take after him.
The 6 times Ballon d’Or winner feels Pedri will be his long term replacements not Ansu Fati, Phillipe Coutinho or Antoine Griezmann.
According to Marca, Barcelona are closing in on signing Arsenal’s outcast Shkodran Mustafi.
The defender’s agent is in Barcelona negotiating a deal to take his client out of the fringes of the Emirates and into the spotlight of Camp Nou.
Mikel Arteta’s decision to freeze the defender out of Arsenal has seen the club slump into mediocrity and now into void of relegation.
Mustafi isn’t the only defender Barcelona are interested in signing this season. The Blaugrana giants are interested in signing Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger who recently admitted his disappointment with lack of first team football.
The defender wants to play regular football with a top club and compete for major trophies. Leaving Chelsea this January is certainly an option and if Barcelona can pay his $15m asking price he will join them.