There is now reason to celebrate in Barcelona. Despite all the problems, the Catalan giant managed to fight its way to the league title. To make matters worse, the quest for a spectacular comeback is not over. Lionel Messi could indeed arrive at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona football has had a pretty wild year. Financial problems, a scandal involving potential corruption and the inability to buy players at will, failure in the Champions League, a quick exit from the Europa League. I could go on.
But even that didn’t break the Catalan team. Coach Xavi and his charges continued to work hard and honestly, culminating in the league title with four rounds to go.
To make the situation even better, it was decided on the ground of Espanyol, a rival also based in Barcelona. The end of the game looked like it was going to be a close one. The Blaugranas won 4: 2 and formed a victory lap in the middle of the pitch after the match.
This did not go down well with the home fans, who subsequently ran onto the pitch and put an end to the celebrations of the stars of the more famous Barcelona club. Fortunately, the game was played in Barcelona and so the celebrations could continue outside the stadium right in the streets.
Meanwhile, the club’s president Joan Laporta told Jijantes that he will do everything possible to bring Lionel Messi back to Barcelona. Vice president Rafa Yuste added for Carrusel that the Argentine is a very good friend of many of the players who celebrated the league title on Sunday.
“I’m sure Leo is happy too. I will be extremely happy when he returns,” Yuste added. But there is also interest in Messi in Saudi Arabia, specifically Al-Hilal has made an irresistible and high offer to the Argentine idol.
Laporta later added to TV3 that although Al-Hilal can compete financially with anyone and does a good job with its investments, but despite all this, Barcelona is Messi’s home. He said he has already spoken to Messi himself.
So the astronomical sum may not be essential for the player. The name ‘Messi’ is chanted by Barcelona fans at their club’s matches even in his absence. Now they are chanting Messi’s name in the streets during the title celebrations.
Source: Fabrizio Romano, FC Barcelona, Jijantes
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