Ronald Koeman: Barcelona manager slams current president Tusquets over Messi comments

Ronald Koeman: Barcelona manager slams current president Tusquets over Messi comments

- Ronald Koeman is not happy with Barcelona interim president over his comments on Messi

- Carles Tusquets had publicly stated that he would have sold the Argentine during the summer

- Koeman responded saying it is only the Argentine legend that can decide his future

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It seems the Lionel Messi saga with his club Barcelona will linger on for sometime after club manager Ronald Koeman slammed current president Carles Tusquets over his comments on the Argentine.

Tusquets has stated emphatically that he would have allowed Lionel Messi to leave the club in the summer.

The 33-year-old made attempts to dump the Catalan club a few months back due to a number of issues he has with the former boss.

But the heavy release clause made it difficult for the Argentine to walk away from his contract despite having 12 months left on the deal in August.

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And the internal crisis has escalated at the club with Koeman publicly lambasting the temporary president at the club.

He said, as cited in SunSport:

"If there's anyone who needs to decide about his future, it's Leo himself.
"I don't care what's said outside the club, however comments from inside the club don't help us have the calmness we need to do our job.
"But Leo's got a year left on his deal and he is the one who needs to decide."
Ronald Koeman: Barcelona manager slams current president Carles Tusquets over Messi comments
Ronald Koeman says Messi is the only one that can decide his future. Photo: David Ramos
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The good news however is that Manchester City have put up a strategy that will see them earn hugely from Lionel Messi if the Argentine star joins the Etihad outfit next summer.

Attempts to land the 33-year-old when he officially submitted his transfer request back in the summer proved abortive.

But being the favourites to land the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, there are plans lined-up by City Football Group (CFG) to discuss an association with Messi for the next ten years.

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However, ahead of his imminent exit, earlier reported that Barcelona have commenced the process of immortalising their captain Lionel Messi after unveiling his statue at the club's wax museum.

As part of the plans to see him remain at the Spanish club, one of their presidential candidates has promised to name the iconic Camp Nou after Messi if he is elected president.

While they vow to bring quality players to the club in a bid to remain competitive across Europa having gone without winning anything last season.

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