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The words of Bartomeu about Messi's project and the renewals of Barça

Published:26/07/2020 - 14:54h

Updated:26/07/2020 - 16:46h

Josep Maria Bartomeu has given explanations about the sports planning of Barça in an interview, and has referred to a project that is not up to Leo Messi. The president has clarified that he will keep improving the squad and that there are several priority renewals

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Josep Maria Bartomeu has been protagonist this Sunday, since it has reviewed the actuality of the FC Barcelona in an interview. The president has broken his silence and has spoken with clarity on numerous subjects, launching something of light to a season with too many shadows. In addition to mentioning the Champions, the performance of the staff or the debate on the bench, also has 'wetted' on the planning.

To the Catalan have asked him if Leo Messi is too alone, and has defended that in the Camp Nou there is a winning project. "I do not share these affirmations. Never it has left him only. Always it schedules the season with that it is necessary to do a competitive team with talent and clear ideas around the best footballer of the history", has ensured, signalling to some references of present and of future.

"The Barça always has a strong project. With the players that there is here, that have won a lot of titles and know very well the football of the Barça and that follow with ambition, more the youngsters that come and no only Riqui and Ansu but Semedo, Ter Stegen, Lenglet, Of Jong. This staff is very competitive", has explained, recalcando that his intention is to bet again by the mix of footballers of the Masia and signings of quality.

The leader has underlined that no arrepiente of the recent bets and has regretted the fault of fortune after the goodbye of Neymar: "it would go back to fichar to all. There have been players as a result of the exit of Neymar like Dembélé, that has had bad luck with the injuries. We go to see how evolves being to almost six months of his operation. I am very happy, is very young, with a lot of talent and will explode in the Barça".

"And another player is Coutinho, of a quality innegable, consecrated, leader in Brazil and the Liverpool but did not have the capacity of adaptation to the Barça. Now it goes back of the cession to the Bayern and will see how evolves", has valued, without concretising if there is negocaciones open by the carioca. In spite of his words, seems complicated his continuity in the campaign 2020-21, and the informations aims to his return to the Premier League.

"Messi has said many times that it wants to withdraw here and do not have any doubt that it will renew"

Going back to the subject Messi, the maximum Barcelona mandator has showed his confidence in an agreement for his renewal, remembering the words that more than once has pronounced with the Argentinian, with the one who has confirmed that keeps a good relation, as well as with the rest of captains. "Messi has said many times that it wants to withdraw here and do not have any doubt that it will renew", has affirmed in no uncertain terms.

Bartomeu has revealed that there are other key extensions on the table, and has quoted to Marc-André ter Stegen: "For me, the one of Marc-André ter Stegen is another key renewal. No only by his quality like goalkeeper but by his personality like player, his form to be and to relate . It is a mainstay of the changing room and of the future. To be goalkeeper, is very young and already is in the elite. And with 28 years is one of the three better of the world".

After his message on the German, also has appreciated the effort of the players after the crisis of the coronavirus, that has forced to an effort in shape of reductions salariales. Although it has not wanted to complicate too much in figures, yes has applauded the reaction of the cracks and has left in the air another possible economic restructuring: "we Are adapting the costs to the income and until we do not know how remains the staff will not decide at all".

Waiting for seating with other 'heavy weights', has given validity to the message of Luis Suárez, manifesting that the Uruguayan has a clause of automatic renewal if it keeps in full form and reaches a number of parties previously fixed along the next course: "Luis has an agreement that according to the number of parties that play, automatically renews for the season 2021-22".

Bartomeu denies that the stars control the club

Bartomeu also has calmed the environment with regard to the power of the stars, and has denied that these control the club. Messi already has gone out to the step of these rumours in several occasions and the president has backed him without hesitating: "I Know very well to Sandro Rosell and know to what refers . To the players and captains always ask them opinion and also to executives of distinct areas. But at the end the last decision the taking the managerial board always".

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