Lionel Messi has been given a warning ahead of a possible transfer to Barcelona
Lionel Messi has hit the ground running this season as he scored 7 goals in the first 12 appearances. The Argentina captain struggled to adapt to the club last season after his summer move to Paris Saint Germain. A contract extension with Barcelona was not completed as the club were financially unable to retain him.
However, the Blaugrana are in a better financial position at this point. Many experts have advised the club to move for a possible return of their legend. The Argentine would also prefer returning to Spain than continuing in France.
However, the legendary footballer has been warned against backsliding. Ancient liverpool man, Steve Nicol says the little magician will risk damaging his legacy at Barcelona if he steps back. The Liverpool legend believes Lionel Messi won’t be able to fit into the Barcelona squad similar to Cristiano Ronaldo’s struggles at Manchester United.
Lionel Messi will fit well into the system contrary to Steve Nicol’s advice
The Catalans have appointed Xavi Hernandez after sacking Ronald Koeman last season in a bid to restore the club’s identity. The Spanish giants play possession-based football known as ‘Tiki-Taka’. Xavi Hernandez is a master of said style as he has played for almost his entire career at the club. The Manager quickly influenced the players and instilled in them this style of play as intended.
Lionel Messi made his Barcelona debut in 2004 and played for over ten years with Xavi Hernandez. The pair have a great relationship and I think the Spaniard will be more than happy to have Lionel Messi in his team.
The Argentinian international will bring him experience and skills of an unrivaled level. Lionel Messi’s footballing ability is beyond doubt, regardless of his performance last season. A move to the club will also help the team make a smooth transition as he will be a very good role model for young stars. All in all, a return to Camp Nou will surely be successful unlike Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Old Trafford as the club have regained the identity the legend is used to!!
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