Manchester City are favorites to land Lionel Messi if he does decide to leave Barcelona in the wake of the club’s embarrassing Champions League defeat to Bayern.
Mauricio Pochettino continues to be linked with Barcelona but “several Barça executives and dressing room heavyweights” are said to be against the idea.
Pedri and Ansu remain in contention for the Golden Boy award. The list was cut from 80 to 60 but the Barcelona duo both made the cut.
Eric Garcia refused to talk about rumors of a potential move to Barcelona after playing in Manchester City’s Champions League defeat to Lyon on Saturday.
Lothar Matthaus has been talking about Barcelona again and says he was shocked by the size of Bayern’s win. He also feels the club need more than just a change of coach.
Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font has said Josep Maria Bartomeu should resign following Friday’s “humiliating” defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Thiago has backed Barcelona to “soon resolve this situation” after being part of the Bayern term that destroyed his former club 8-2 on Friday in Lisbon.
Fabio Capello says former Barcelona director Ariedo Braida once told him that the club “did not have clear ideas or what to choose when deciding to sign or choose some players.”
The idea of Ronald Koeman taking charge at Barca is gaining strength. Barca feel the Dutchman has “a winning character and the guts to deal with complicated dressing rooms.”