Ronald Koeman is now the new coach of FC Barcelona. The Dutchman is also one of the greatest legends in the history of the Blaugrana team. It is not necessary to forget that he was the one in charge of scoring the goal in the extra time that gave to the Barça its first European Cup. It was in 1992 and against Sampdoria. Now it is his turn to mount a project sunk after the embarrassing 2-8 embedded in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
The meeting with Leo Messi, keyInhis presentation, Ronald Koeman said to the press that he would like his project in the club blaugrana revolve around the figure of Leo Messi. However, it is not entirely clear.
Various sources have pointed out that the Argentinean star, after the scandalous defeat against Bayern Munich, is seriously considering leaving the team in which he has played all his career. The meeting took place on 20 August and is expected to be a major blow to the club. However, it has not been released to the press. At least, for the moment. It is only known that Messi has interrupted his holidays to talk to the Dutch coach so that he, together with the current sports management of the team, can plan the team that will compete for everything in the 2021-2021 season. Currently, the Argentinean player is the club's main economic asset in terms of advertising and merchandising.
The current situation should not be forgotten. The restrictions on betting advertising and the absence of spectators in the stadiums due to COVID-19 would only undermine the already deteriorated accounts of the institution.
Ronald KoemanApriori, Leo Messi is untouchable. Unless he decides to leave, he will stay. According to Ronald Koeman, the other players who could not leave the squad under any circumstances are Semedo, Dembelé, Ter Stegen, De Jong, Griezmann and Lenglet. In addition, Pedri, Pjanic and Trincao, who are the club's latest signings, and Riqui Puig, Ansu Fati and Araujo, who will be joining the first team. All the others, including heavyweights such as Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets, have the label of transferable.
The sale of these flagships, provided it is done at a good price, can give the club the opportunity to undertake the signings it needs and rejuvenate the template around Leo Messi. The main reinforcements that sound are Van de Beek, Eric Garcia and, above all, Lautaro. The Inter Milan striker has been nominated as the main candidate to take over from veteran Luis Suarez, who has been offered many opportunities to leave the club.