The FC Barcelona announced that Lionel messi He will not continue at the club after the contract ended on June 30 and they will not be able to comply with the Financial Fair Play regulations established by La Liga due to the bad economic situation of the club, due to poor management of Josep María Bartomeu and Sandro Rossell .
The departure of the Argentine is a hard blow for the club at all levels, but the department hardest hit is the sports department because the Barça team lost the best player in the world and in its entire history.
Although many continue to think that Messi can continue at the club beyond the statement and the words of Joan Laporta at the press conference, it is necessary that we begin to consider the new Barcelona that we will see in La Liga and in the UEFA Champions League, with the current squad and waiting for the full development of the summer transfer market. The post Messi era has begun today, according to Laporta himself.
How will the new Barcelona play?
The idea of the game changes radically, because the Argentine was the piece that gave meaning to the team’s offense. Luckily, and so far, the culé team has not lost another headline within Koeman’s consideration. But it is necessary to clarify that, until now, they have not managed to register the new signings (Memphis, Agüero, Eric García and Emerson Royal) against La Liga.
With the current squad, and using the 1-4-3-3 that Laporta wants to promote from the management, this eleven does not come out that, despite not having the talent of teams like PSG or Manchester City, has the conditions to compete for the important titles if the coach manages to empower his stars with his idea of the game.
Antoine Griezmann and Memphis Depay would become the leaders of the attack, waiting to see how Ansu Fati evolves. The three would be responsible for leading the team in attack with variants such as Sergio Agüero on the bench. The rest of the team would be the same, so there wouldn’t be many surprises.
The scenario is not the most hopeful, and less after what we saw last season, but there is no doubt that Barcelona has a squad to compete on all fronts, although it seems very complicated that it can be transcended in the UEFA Champions League.