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Barcelona ignored Messi’s opinion for 3 years and now go against his decision
- Updated: May 27, 2020
Lionel Messi had conveyed his message to the Barcelona board three years ago to sign his compatriot Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain to add depth to the midfield and the wings due to his versatility, however, the board had decided to ignore the captain’s request until now.
The former Real Madrid player has recently been in the news after his wife made derogatory comments about his short spell at Manchester United and how horrific their experience was living in England for a year, as reported by the Independent.
Apart from the derogatory comments passed by his partner, the Argentine forward of Paris Saint-Germain has now been linked to a move to Barcelona, according to Don Balon. Josep Maria Bartomeu has been impressed by the winger’s consistent performances for the last few seasons and this season, the former Benfica man has scored 10 goals and 16 assists in 33 appearances for the recently crowned Ligue 1 champions.
Despite performing admirably this season and scoring an absolute screamer against Real Madrid in the Champions League group stage, Lionel Messi has vetoed the possible signing as he believes that it was worth signing the player three years ago when he demanded his signing as the player was 29-years-old then.
The soon to be 33-year-old year captain of Barcelona believes that signing Angel Di Maria who is only a year younger would be too risky since the player has already entered the final phase of his career and starting over at a new club would not be as easy as it would have been three years ago, despite being familiar to the league due to his successful spell at Real Madrid.
Lionel Messi has once again used his powerful voice successfully by blocking a wasteful signing that the board was closing in on. The only issue that lies ahead is that the Argentine captain’s contract runs out after a year and will soon retire in a few seasons. With Messi’s departure in the next few seasons, who would step up and save the club time and time again from making unnecessary errors.