Which clubs should go for Lionel Messi after leaving Barcelona?

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Which clubs should go for Lionel Messi after leaving Barcelona?

We present you the list of teams that have the possibility to search for the signing of Messi.

On September 17, 2000, Lionel messi arrived at Barcelona from Argentina with the illusion of one day playing in the first team. Lio not only made his debut for the Catalan team, but also became the most important player in the club’s history.

However, August 4, 2021 will be marked in the history of the Barcelona like the last day of Lionel messi in the club. After months of negotiations, the culé team reported this Thursday that a new contract with the Argentine “cannot be formalized due to economic and structural obstacles.”

The last full season of Barcelona without Messi in the first team it was in 2002-03. Now, without Lionel in the team, the words of Samuel Eto’o, a former Barça forward, are echoing to the Argentine press: “Barcelona is Messi, and I think that, if Messi decides to leave, we will have to change the name of the club ”.

Between 2015 and 2020, both in the league and in the cups, Messi missed 41 games. Let’s look at the key statistics of Barcelona with and without him.

With Messi, Barcelona was clearly one of the best teams in Europe. An average of 2.28 points per game in a sample that includes both LaLiga and the Champions League is excellent, despite some disappointments here and there.

Predictably, without Messi they weren’t equally strong, averaging 2.1 points per game. They were almost as good in terms of passing and possession, and in fact they became a faster team and more active in pressure during their absence.

Probably not surprising, since Messi is not exactly Roberto Firmino in terms of pressure, and less at 34. But without who is perhaps the best player on the planet in the definition, they were much more deadly in shots and goals in plays to ball stopped.

Now, Barcelona will have to go on without Lionel messi, who surely wants to stay in the elite of world football and seek to win a new Champions League title.

ESPN It presents you with the clubs that could offer Messi the opportunity to continue winning titles, although not all of them could pay what the Argentine aspires to collect.

Manchester City

Guardiola has not won the Champions League since he left the bank of Barcelona, and Messi has done it only once since Pep’s departure. They’re the perfect match, and with speedy ball recovery experts like Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus presumably still at their posts up front, Messi he wouldn’t be forced to play a massive role in ball pressure. Manchester City He is one of the serious candidates to sign the Argentine due to his economic power.


For many fans on social networks the next destination of Messi is he PSG, a club in which the Argentine has close friends such as Neymar, Leandro Paredes and Ángel Di María. Like City, Paris has the money to pay Lionel and a very interesting sports project. The possible arrival of the Argentine to PSG could cause Kylian Mbappé to go to Real Madrid.


Just because the owner, Roman Abramovich, has signed checks to acquire all the young attackers in Europe, Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen; It doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t spend more money if the opportunity arose. The ‘Blues’ are about to finalize the arrival of Romelu Lukaku for more than 100 million euros, but the departure of Messi from the Barcelona could cause the Chelsea bet on the Argentine instead of the Belgian attacker.


Under normal circumstances, that is, when the global pandemic wasn’t severely cutting your revenue stream (and without some bigger players with prohibitive contracts that you’d have to ditch), one might assume that Juve might be in the market behind Messi. After all, just two years ago they added Cristiano Ronaldo. But leaving aside how morbidly interesting a Cristiano-Messi duo could be, it is very difficult for Juventus can sign La ‘Pulga’.


The Reds built a Champions League and Premier League winning team by incorporating talent that was about to reach its peak. While their interest in the Bayern midfielder, Thiago, shows that they are not averse to the incorporation of some veteran and more if it is Messi.

Manchester United

Manchester United, removed from the throne of the Premier League for eight years, would seek to strike a strong blow to convince Messi to join his team, a project that would excite the Red Devils.

* With information from Bill Connelly and Jordi Blanco

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