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Lionel Messi’s camp denies claims Barça’s failed transfer pursuit of Cristian Romero is the reason for departure
By Eddie Razo -

FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi have parted ways as negotiations, which were on the way to closing, took a significant turn, leading to the departure of the 34-year-old. 

Now, what exactly does the departure of Messi have to do with Tottenham Hotspur? Well, according to Mundo Deportivo, one of the reasons why the negotiations have gone into a tailspin has been the non-signing of Cristian Romero. 

The Atalanta BC central defender, champion of the Copa América with Argentina, was an express request from Messi to reinforce the Barcelona defense. The move for Romero did not materialize, which became a concern for the Argentine regarding the negotiations.  

Barcelona’s financial situation and the interest from other clubs such as Tottenham made it complicated for the Spanish club to close out a deal. 

However, Messi’s camp denies these claims that the name came out in some conversations because Barça had it on a list, but that it was not an express request of the Argentine footballer and is therefore not a reason for the break. 

According to Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano, Romero is flying to London to finalize the last details to finalize his move to Tottenham. 

Tags Atalanta Barcelona Cristian Romero Lionel Messi NewsNow Tottenham Hotspur
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dancingbarber
dancingbarber
3 months ago

Think Harry ‘ never scores in finals ‘ Kane might have to give us an extra season to pay of the fine Levy will levy.

ForzaSpurs
ForzaSpurs
3 months ago

It’s only a ploy by Barca to get La Liga to accept their terms for renegotiating the leagues FFP rules. Messi will sign with Barca once La liga realizes the impact of Messi leaving spain

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
3 months ago
Reply to  ForzaSpurs

You never know, they have lost Ronaldo and maybe now Messi, the TV companies won’t be happy.

Mike J
Mike J
3 months ago

If Citeh reignite their pursuit of the ‘now free agent’ Messi… would they have any spare change for Kane?

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
3 months ago
Reply to  Mike J

City think long term, Messi to me doesn’t fit their plans.

dancingbarber
dancingbarber
3 months ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

For free Messi would suit everybody’s plan

ForzaSpurs
ForzaSpurs
3 months ago
Reply to  dancingbarber

Free isnt really free with Messi lol wages are out of this universe ,sign on fee most likely 50 million atleast

Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
3 months ago

Interesting to see how he performs under Poch but Harry mate your Citeh dream is looking decidedly shaky now

Harry
Harry
3 months ago

Bet Harry wishes concorde was still flying so he can get back pronto!

Kostap14
Kostap14
3 months ago

that opens up a great opportunity for Spurs to sign Messi 🙈🙉🙊

EssexTony
EssexTony
3 months ago
Reply to  Kostap14

Cue the second coming of the Messiah soon after…..

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