The captain got into conflict this week with technical secretary Eric Abidal, who said in an interview that the players had a major influence on the resignation of Ernesto Valverde. Messi responded to Abidal’s statements on social media and challenged the Frenchman to come up with names. After a two-hour conversation on Wednesday, the parties seem to be able to go through one door again and a dismissal from Abidal has therefore been averted.
But the Messi conflict at Barcelona gives interested parties the hope that a transfer is possible. Many old friends of Messi work at Manchester City: manager Pep Guardiola and board members Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain. They believe that Manchester City is the favorite on the signature of the Argentinian superstar when he leaves Barcelona. Messi still has a contract until mid-2021 in Catalonia.