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Barca Make Big Messi Claim

FC Barcelona Make Big Lionel Messi Claim

By Kurt Buckerfield - May 08, 2018 09:00 PM @KurtLaduma

Superstar Lionel Messi has been linked with moves away from FC Barcelona many times over the years, but the club's president has now made a massive claim about the Argentine.

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The Argentine has been in fantastic form for the Blaugrana this season, and was once again on the scoresheet in his side's 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in Sunday's El Clasico.

Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu recently spoke about the 30-year-old, and stunningly claimed that no team has ever made an official bid for the forward, despite him being linked with several moves away from the club over the years.

"No one has ever called Barca to ask how much Messi is worth," he told RAC1.

"There is still time for Messi to win another one, two or three Champions League titles before he retires."

The Catalan club's chief also spoke about how the squad has fared over the season.  

"I put an excellent rating on Barca's season. A nine (out of 10)," Bartomeu added.

"We are very happy with the work of Valverde and the players. We needed this long run of games without losing.

"We have always said that winning the Champions League regularly is not the most important thing. Madrid have had good Champions League campaigns lately. We have to continue working on this aspect to reach the finals.

"Roma's comeback was sad for us. We had the ambition to reach the semi-finals and the final.

"There was nothing wrong with the result. Roma were superior. They passed us by. The important thing is that we recovered later."

Messi Sets New El Clasico Record

Barca have won both the LaLiga title and the Copa del Rey this season, with Messi contributing to 62 goals across all competitions.

Do you think Barca will be as dominant as they are today once Messi leaves or retires from football? Let us know in the comments section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E May 11, 2018 12:33 AM
Barca has been disappointing in the champions league past 3 years, but they will bounce back
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Deftman05 Joined: 18 Aug 2013
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Deftman05 May 10, 2018 09:24 AM
Messi will suprise many haters at the world cup. Moreover, Real Madrid fans will be shocked and disappointed by Liverpool, the Merseyside never lose finals and with the current crop of players, they are an explosive bunch with a winning mentality. The
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leendomint May 09, 2018 10:03 AM
Barca will win Uefa champ once CR7 have departed from the Los Blancos , so Mr pres you Messi must wait till then to win Uefa champ league again.
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Sarathh Joined: 09 May 2018
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Sarathh May 09, 2018 09:03 AM
Then how the hell he singlehandedly lead Argentina into the world cup finals
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Mentashe Joined: 21 Dec 2015
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Mentashe May 09, 2018 09:00 AM
IT'S POSSIBLE.
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bbs1977 May 09, 2018 08:51 AM
@SiyaVToni This year's Ballon Dor is most likely to go to an unlikely face - Moh Salah of Liverpool. It will be nice to have an African winning it after 1995's win by George Weah of Liberia.
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Pirates_999 May 09, 2018 08:19 AM
This guy is very high UEFA is very important to everyone in Europe, CAF to us Africans.
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SiyaVToni Joined: 10 Oct 2010
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SiyaVToni May 09, 2018 07:46 AM
You're lying Mr President... Also pray that Ronaldo doesn't win in that Champions League final, let alone if he scores a goal or two! He will be gone with another Balon D'or, coz we all know Messi will never shine better than Ronaldo in a world cup! He doesn't have big match temperament outside a Barcelona T-shirt!
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Warras4phefeni May 08, 2018 10:05 PM
One or two no ways Mr. President more than that

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