Sunday, 21 February 2016
Forget about signing Messi, Barcelona President tell Guadiola
was Barcelona's player Lionel Messi.
It has been mentioned that Pep summer ok to his old club Barcelona to recruit a Manchester City team that is in keeping with his 'tika-taka' philosophy.As such, both Neymar and Lionel Messi have been linked to Man City in big money moves.
However, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has reassured Barca supporters, by saying:
"We know Messi could earn more money in other teams, or Neymar, Busquets, Gerard Pique or Luis Suarez," he said.
"Neymar, for example, when he came to Barcelona, had better offers from other teams. Suarez also had better offers.
"But they decided to come to Barcelona because I think this club attracts players, because we are more than a club.
"We are confident because we know our players are very happy in our club, in our city. They enjoy sport, their profession, and they are in a group.
"So we are very confident those players are not moving, taking decisions because of money.
"Messi said a few days ago 'Barcelona will be the only European club that I play for'. So if someone is interested in Messi, forget it. He said this. I didn't say it. He said this."
Barcelona are responding to the speculation by offering Neymar a new deal. The Brazilian has also been linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer, but Bartomeu has said he's 'confident no players will leave in the summer.
Barca fans will you agree?