Lionel Messi will not come back to FC Barcelona training, said the club today.
Barca players, who joined Copa America, are to join the group on Monday. Emerson Royal and Sergio Aguero, newcomers, will train on Monday.
However, the 6-time ballon d’or winner will not join or join the group until he officially signs a new contract. The 34-year-old is spending his holiday in Ibiza after spending some time in Florida.
Leo has been a free agent since June 30. If things remain this way, La Pulga will miss his all-time rival, Cristian Ronaldo, as Barca will play Juventus in the Joan Gamper trophy.
The new president reassured the club’s fans that Messi would stay, and there is no need for worry.
“Everything is going well as planned,” said Joan Laporta, “Everything is progressing properly, (and) everything is going well.”
Although this is promising, no Barca fan will feel comfortable unless Messi wears the 10-blue-red jersey again.
FC Barcelona’s preseason quest
The friendly journey of the club has been a great success so far.
Barca played Nastic Tarragona, Girona, and Stuttgart and went home with three easy wins. The team scored ten goals and conceded just one.
Fans are optimistic with such results amid the newcomer’s absolute harmony, Memphis Depay, achieved with the group.
The Dutch manager found the secret plan with Barca, as the Depay united with Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong quickly and brilliantly.
This gives the front line a push forward. The young superstar, de Jong, provided his first assist to Depay, who scored his first-ever Barca goal.
While the goal remains in a friendly fixture, it helps the player develop newfound confidence.
Although the three played games are not the same as the games in La Liga or the Champions League, positive vibes fill-up the corridors of the Camp Nou.