No club rejects a player as capable as Lionel Messi.
But Messi’s departure from Barcelona due to the economic crisis has given the Catalan club a chance to re-establish itself instead of doubting his declining quality.
And, once again, it will provide an opportunity to focus on the famous La Masia Academy.
Ronald Koeman showed confidence in various young players last year, recognizing Barcelona’s financial limitations. He showed confidence in players like Pedri Ronaldo Raujo Oscar Mingueza Elix Moriba.
In Messi’s absence, the process of bringing in young players will undoubtedly be faster.
Having a player like Messi means that Barcelona has the desire to play competitively and win the Champions League. Messi, now 34, has announced his departure from Camp Nou. Now Barcelona can have more realistic goals.
The positive side of pre-season
Barcelona’s financial woes are such that it is unclear if the newly signed Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia, Sergio Aguero, and Emerson Royale will be able to register for the game against Real Sociedad in La Liga starting this week.
After Messi, some players will be able to leave Barcelona in the transfer window. Even if 70 percent of the salary is paid, 95 percent of Barcelona’s revenue will be spent on the player’s salary.
But this precision has shown that many of the club’s young players are ready to move on.
Gavi, Nico Gonzalez, Alejandro Balde, and Joseph Demir all have good prospects. Koeman will be able to use them in 2021/22. Because the new Yuma is entering the Barcelona Camp Nou. Looking to the future rather than the present.
Barcelona was praised all over the world in the era of Pep Guardiola. That was not only for their exceptional football but also for the way La Masia’s players were teamed up.
The club is currently going through an economic crisis and it is unlikely to be resolved soon. Koeman is ready to design a new team in Barcelona.
Barcelona is unlikely to end their wait to win the Champions League next season. Barcelona has not won the Champions League trophy since 2015.
But last season showed that the experience that young players can gain by playing in Europe alone does not benefit them.
But the club must also move forward to adjust to the life of Lionel Messi, the best player in its history as Catalana.