Rivaldo: ‘Messi will not go to Man City or Juventus’

Former player Rivaldo believes in the possibility of Lionel Messi staying in Barca for many more years, despite the instability problems at the Nou Camp.

“I don’t believe in speculations about Messi being able to leave Barca at the end of the season,” Rivaldo predicted. He has been a Barca member since he was 14 years old. He has great feelings for the club and the club too. I don’t think he will. I’m happy to leave.

The former striker who played for Barca during 1997-2002 emphasized: “It’s hard to imagine Messi facing Barca in the Champions League. I think even if he leaves in the future, Messi will play outside Europe. Europe, in China or MLS, with transfers being driven by financial reasons rather than sports. “

Rumors of a possible Messi leaving Barca began to rage when he responded to criticism by Sports Director Eric Abidal, who said some players did not do their best under former coach Ernesto Valverde. Man City and Juventus are two of the clubs most linked to the owners of the six Golden Balls. While Man City has a financial fulcrum, Juventus may also want to combine Messi with Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, Rivaldo does not appreciate these possibilities: “Messi can play at any club in the world, but, as Pep Guardiola has said recently, Messi should continue to play for Barca.

In the last three matches, Messi has not scored for Barca. But in return, he has five road ahead in bringing two victories. Rivaldo reassured: “Messi has not scored in three matches, and many commentators are talking about the problem at Barca. However, I do not think so. We will soon see Messi scoring again. Barca has back to winning, as we see from the Betis 3-2 win in La Liga Messi has provided assists and it is important that he plays a central role in the attacks. Messi’s passing skills are very important in creating chances. His level is undeniable. I don’t see any reason to worry. “