Josep Maria Bartomeu and Leo Messi before the official photo of the first team of Barça

MESSI WILL BE RENEWED

Bartomeu insists that Barça works to ensure the success of the post-Messi era

Published:28/07/2019 - 16:11h

Updated:28/07/2019 - 16:12h

It is not the first time that he gives the warning, but in a recent interview, Josep Maria Bartomeu has repeated it. In addition to thinking in his renewal, the presidente insists that Barça works to ensure the success of the era post-Leo Messi

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The FC Barcelona treats to lengthen the series of successes more prolonged of his history, sustained by a generation of stars irrepetible. It does some years that the Catalans prepare for the end of a cycle, that initiated with the goodbye of figures like Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernández or Andrés Iniesta and that will complete when some of which went his mates abandon the Camp Nou or decide to hang the boots.

In this sense, the most stood out figure in the City Condal is Leo Messi, the base on which have built all the conquests. The one of Rosario took the witness of Ronaldinho and has converted no only in the Barcelona leader, but also in one of the best footballers of all the history of the football, by what his possible course would have some consequences even more problematic.

That's why Josep Maria Bartomeu has repeated a sentence that listens him usually, and in which it insists every time that makes a public apparition. This time, has been in an interview conceded to the agency 'Reuters': "I Think that our obligation is to work in the era post-Messi. We are thinking already in this because we are bringing new players. Like president expect that Leo was a lot of years still with us but have to think in this change for when he decide to leave to play".

The president does not hide that the Argentinian will face another renewal that possibly was the last, and that will finalise his sportive life like culé. The same crack confirmed that the Barça would be his last club in Europe, and did not close of the all the possibility to return to Newell's Old Boys, a subject complicated by familiar reasons. In the entity already think in offering him some similar conditions to which signed Iniesta, with freedom to step to a side when it consider necessary and with a smart charge for when it finalise his stage like player.

But in the meantime, the signings and the design of the team aim to a future in which it has to follow winning, without a legend that marks differences in each party and that does better to all those that has around. Only it is necessary to throw a glimpse to the recent incorporations, that have gone down the average of age and begin to approach to the indispensable 'DNA Barça'. In addition to interesting pieces like Ousmane Dembélé or Jean-Clair Todibo, the key is in bets like Arthur or Frenkie of Jong. That is definitely the correct way.

Bartomeu treats to confirm the resurgir of the Masia

Another of the factors determinants of this Barça is the production of talents of the Masia, a plot that has flojeado recently and that the club pretends to reactivate. It is evident that is difficult to go back to joint products of house so talentosos like Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, Hammered, Busquets, Alba or the own Messi, but the quarry has to be the referent of the model that in his day implanted Johan Cruyff -and that goes on doing to shine to the Ajax-.

The leader also tries to recover the senda of the joys in the inferior categories, to which has treated to give air with a change in the organisation chart of the entity. Patrick Kluivert, that triumphed in Amsterdam and Barcelona will commission to recover some signals that had moved away with Pep Safe, and besides, the gestures also is necessary to take them into account, and is not odd to see to Bartomeu taking care fondly to Riqui Puig. The future will dictate sentence.

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