Lionel Messi: Barcelona boss Koeman tells Argentine no more preferential treatment for players

Lionel Messi: Barcelona boss Koeman tells Argentine no more preferential treatment for players

- Lionel Messi has returned to Barcelona and he trained with the squad on Monday, September 7

- The Argentine met with the new boss once again as they discuss plans ahead of next season

- Koeman is happy the Argentine is staying, but the manager reportedly told the player no one will be specially treated

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Lionel Messi has been told by the Barcelona new manager Ronald Koeman that no player will be given preferential treatment at the club as he looks to break the player-power mould.

The Argentine earlier met with the new boss Koeman to notify the manager he no longer saw his future at the Catalan club.

Messi who handed-in his transfer request at the club has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou with Manchester City tipped as possible destination for the forward.

The 33-year old who has just agreed to stay at Barcelona has expressed emotions after what would be described as a ‘manic two weeks’ regarding his future.

Barcelona fans can now heave a huge sigh of relief after their captain confirms he will continue at the club next season and he returned to training on Monday September 7.

It was gathered that upon return to the club, he had a chat with the manager as they discuss plans and strategy ahead of the coming season.

Lionel Messi: Barcelona boss Koeman tells star no more preferential treatment for players
Lionel Messi hopes to bring back the great Barcelona days. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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According to Mundo Deportivo, Koeman told Messi he was so delighted that the player rescinded his decision to remain at the club.

And while Messi told the tactician that he will do his very best to bring back the great days of the club, Koeman also insisted that he would not like to give special treatment to any of the players.

He also has very clear plans in the transfer window, with Luis Suarez looking set to depart for Juventus.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Barcelona chiefs have reportedly made it clear to new coach Ronald Koeman that they will prefer to sign Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara this summer and not Liverpool's Wijnaldum.

Since he replaced Setien at the Camp Nou, Ronald Koeman is trying to rebuild Barcelona team so as for them to do well in the coming Spanish La Liga season.

The Dutchman is said to be interested in Liverpool star Wijnaldum considering the fact that he has knew the player for years.

But according to Bild, his bosses at the Nou Camp are not interested in Wijnaldum and will rather back him to sign Thiago Alcantara.

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