playingfor90: Lionel Messi has grown absolutely livid as Barcelona’s midfielder has asked to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus during the summer.
Barcelona are going to have a significant squad overhaul during the upcoming summer. The Catalans will be signing some world-class players in addition to Frenkie de Jong to buff up their roster. Some key players like Philippe Coutinho and Samuel Umtiti are possibly going to depart as well. Ivan Rakitic could be another player potentially leaving the club.
The Croatia international’s probable exit has been a point of talk lately and especially so after the signing of Frenkie de Jong from Ajax Amsterdam for a massive price tag. Paris Saint-Germain are thought to be keen on him, but Barcelona and Lionel Messi have been shocked after Rakitic wants to play alongside at Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus.
The 31-year-old has won every possible honour at Barcelona within five years of arriving from Sevilla. He feels that there is a need for a new challenge now, but at the same time, Rakitic feels that playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus could help him lift the UEFA Champions League at least one more time.
On the other hand, the Allianz Stadium chiefs also want to provide Massimiliano Allegri and Cristiano Ronaldo with the best possible resources with the correct experience to win the Champions League as soon as possible after nearly getting to the touchline over the last few years. Messi is clearly livid with Rakitic for the same.
Barcelona are currently leading La Liga Santander and are into the Copa del Rey finals this year. They also have a quarter-final clash set up against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League- another competition which they are heavily backed into winning. Rakitic has been very important for the Catalans’ success this season.
Source: Published by playingfor90