“We Buy big players at Barcelona because we are Preparing For Life After Lionel Messi” – President Bartomeu

Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has said that the club are preparing for life without forward Lionel Messi. In January, Barcelona agreed a £65million deal to sign 21-year-old Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jongfor next season and also teenage defender Jean-Clair Todibo who was added to the squad. The Catalan club signed Malcom and Arthur in the summer, with Lionel Messi’s retirement from football fast approaching. Messi – who was named on the bench for Wednesday’s 1-1 Copa Del Rey draw with Real Madrid- still has two years left on the…

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