Expected boss Joseph Maria Bartomeu explains his plans for the Argentine star, a man who is expected to take over full time
Presidential candidate Jordi Farre has said that Lionel Messi should be Michael Jordan of Barcelona.
Barcelona has not had an official president since the resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu in late October, ahead of a no-confidence vote.
The presidential election will take place on January 24, and Farrell will be one of Victor Font’s favorite candidates to win.
After Messi handed over a transfer request at the start of the season before staying at the Camp Nou, Farrell explained his long-term plans for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, comparing him to the NBA Hall of Fame of Argentina and the Chicago Bulls. Greater Jordan.
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“I suspect Messi has given us bad taste,” Farrell said. Sport 3.
“Messi should be offered a life project. We should turn Messi into Jordan of Barcelona.
“We are working to offer Messi a project on the club’s corporate life.”
At the end of the season, Messi – without a contract – continues his relationship with Premier League giants Manchester City.
“We have already talked to Messi’s environment,” Farrell said. “We have a proposal. The offer is not financial.
“Leo has already made a lot of money. This is a love story. I’m sure I have a project to convince Messi.”
Messi has returned to Barcelona to work under new head coach Ronald Koeman following an engineering failure, but the 2020-21 superstar is far from a vintage season.
He has scored 33 goals and three goals in seven La Liga games, with six goals in all competitions.
Messi, who is ranked 28th among players to play in at least five La Liga games this season, has just 195 minutes to score.
Barcelona – eighth in La Liga and nine points in speed – travel to Atletico Madrid on Saturday following an international break.
Under Diego Simeone, Messi has scored 12 goals in 17 La Liga appearances against Atletico, more than any other player, and the most La Liga goal against goalkeeper Jan Oblak (eight goals in 11 games).
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