Messi Is Untouchable & Non-Transferable – Barcelona President
Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has Lionel Messi among the players that the club looks to rebuild its squad.
The Spanish club is ready to offload a number of senior players after a disappointing season that ended with the 8-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Speaking in an interview with Barcelona TV, Bartomeu (who is currently under a lot of pressure) named team members like Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele, Marc Andre Ter Stegen, and Antoine Griezmann.
“Messi is untouchable and non-transferable. He knows it, we all know it. But there are various non-transferable players like (Marc Andre) Ter Stegen, (Clement) Lenglet, (Nelson) Semedo, (Frenkie) De Jong, (Antoine) Griezmann, (Ousmane) Dembele. Players we are counting on in the future.”
He also added that 17-year-old Ansu Fati remains a part of the club’s future.
“We have had (offers) for Ansu Fati, for example. But Barca does not want to sell players, although we receive several offers for players. We don’t want to sell him. He has a great future. I’m telling you from here, he’s non-transferable.”