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Barcelona News Roundup: Manchester City distance themselves from move for Lionel Messi, Barca rejected Manchester United’s €150 million bid for youngster and more – 19 February 2021

Barcelona have obtained a significant enhance of their efforts to maintain Lionel Messi past the tip of the season.

Barcelona need to shrug off painful recollections from their 4-1 defeat within the Champions League in midweek and move on. They face Cadiz in La Liga tomorrow and the Cules can not afford to slide up.

Without additional ado, let’s check out the highest tales involving Barcelona from 19 February 2021.


Barcelona might obtain €11 million from Atletico Madrid for Luis Suarez

Cadiz CF v Atletico de Madrid - La Liga Santander
Cadiz CF v Atletico de Madrid – La Liga Santander

This has not been a season price remembering for Barcelona and issues took a flip for the more severe as they suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat by the hands of Paris Saint-Germain within the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie.

Their goalscoring has taken an enormous hit within the absence of Luis Suarez, who left the membership in the summertime to affix title-rivals Atletico Madrid. According to SPORT, there’s a bit of fine news for Barcelona as they may get €11 million from Atletico Madrid for Luis Suarez.

The report claims that Barcelona have already obtained €5 million by means of the sale of Suarez. But they stand to achieve €2 million more when Atletico Madrid make it to the subsequent stage of the Champions League. They will get one other 2 more when Suarez performs a sure variety of video games.

The last instalment will likely be given if Luis Suarez stays on the membership subsequent season.

Barcelona rejected Manchester United’s €150 million bid for Ansu Fati

FC Barcelona v Sevilla FC - La Liga Santander
FC Barcelona v Sevilla FC – La Liga Santander

Ansu Fati signed a brand new deal at Barcelona in September final 12 months and he’s now tied to the membership till 2024. The teenager has been an absolute revelation and was arguably Barcelona’s greatest participant within the opening phases of the season.

Manchester United have reportedly been holding tabs on Ansu Fati’s progress and Mundo Deportivo declare that the Red Devils made a €150 million bid. However, then Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu flatly refused to promote him.

But it is best to take this report with a pinch of salt as Manchester United had been unwilling to match Jadon Sancho’s €120 million valuation and that is a participant they had been determined to signal.

Manchester City distance themselves from Lionel Messi move

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Manchester City had been being seen as one of the doubtless locations if Lionel Messi had been to depart Barcelona in the summertime. However, as per BBC Sport, Manchester City are distancing themselves from hyperlinks with a move for Lionel Messi.

Barcelona are threatened with one other early Champions League exit and their probabilities of extending Messi’s contract are actually diminishing. BBC sources inform them that Barcelona haven’t tabled a suggestion nor have they been in talks with Messi’s camp.

Published 19 Feb 2021, 18:34 IST

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