- Samuel Eto’o is visibly not happy that Lionel Messi is reportedly set to dump Barcelona
- Reports say the Argentine is furious with the club management and wants the club restructured
- Club legend Eto’o says Barcelona should consider a change of name once the 33-year-old leaves
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Samuel Eto’o is having none of the reported rumours that Lionel Messi is ready to quit Barcelona, as the Cameroonian legend says the club has to consider changing its name if that happens.
Lionel Messi is visibly furious with the Barcelona management and latest reports have it that the Argentine has threatened to quit the Catalan club in 2021.
The Sun are reporting that Messi, whose contract lapses in the summer of 2021, has told the club board to restructure the squad totally otherwise he would leave.
The Spanish giants were humiliated in the Champions League quarter-final after German champions Bayern Munich hit them 8-2.
It was the darkest night in the history of the club and Messi could barely comprehend how they were outclassed in such a manner and reports say the Argentine is ready to leave the club.
“I love Messi like he was my own son, I want the best for him. Barcelona is Messi, and I think if Messi decides to leave, we'll have to change the name of the club,” Eto'o told Argentine TV channel TyCSports as cited in Dailymail.
“We are lucky that at Barcelona, we have the best player in the world and of all-time, we have to do everything possible to ensure he finishes his career at Barcelona.”
Messi has been battling the club management for over a year now as regards where the future lies as he also considers his own.
The Argentinian has a year left on his contract but may open to new opportunities as reports suggest he has grown 'frustrated' with Barcelona's lack of performance and planning.
Legit.ng earlier reported that it will be the first time since the 2005 that both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will not feature in the semifinal of the prestigious competition.
Ronaldo’s Juventus crashed out of this season’s tournament in the round of 16 following their loss to French side Lyon.
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