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    Called it from day one.

    I told you to listen to the one that knows his here, son.
    Did you call Messi going to PSG?

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    Barça replaced Griezmann with Luuk de Jong in a season loan with an option to buy, from Sevilla, before the transfer market closed.

    Laporta trying to balance the books, said keeping Messi would put the club at risk for 50 years.

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    Did you call Messi going to PSG?
    I don't know, I did say he should go there, tbh.

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    I don't know, I did say he should go there, tbh.
    I believe you tbh

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    Things look pretty bad, when the forward to replace Messi and Griezmann is the third striker of Sevilla. Barça needs badly the Camp Nou to open, the tourists to return (but who are they gonna see play now?) and Nike to chip in with a ground breaking deal.

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    lol either bankrupt or hoping some oily middle east got buy them out...

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    lol either bankrupt or hoping some oily middle east got buy them out...
    It seems that the strategy is to prop up Atlético de Madrid, to avoid Real Madrid widens the advantage in leagues won. Barça already cut the distance when Cruyff managed and during Messi’s era, and Atlético is far behind. I guess that were some of the reasons they shipped Suárez and Griezmann there.

    Other reason is that no one would have touched Griezmann contract and paid €50M on top, while for Atlético he’s a known commodity. Also he said would only play for Barça or Atlético. And also to unload huge salaries and bring some cash.

    As long as young players prove good and Barça manages to pay enough to keep them, the things will be good in the future, and as of now the team will still classify for the Champions League, win a Copa de Rey, pass the group phase in the champions league or win the Europa league, and not much more, till young players hit their prime. Also Koeman seems good, in his second season will coach better perhaps offsetting the players that left the the club.

    Even with Messi and Griezmann it’s not sure Barça would have won more leagues or much less the Champions, so making some changes was necessary anyways. More so since the club is losing huge amounts of money and deep in debts.

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    It seems there will be 3-4 subpar seasons for Barça, till the the financial situation improves. The strategy was to ride on Messi’s prime and other great players like Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, Suárez, Neymar to win as many Champions League trophies and La Liga les as possible. Now the run is over, Messi couldn’t help win more leagues anymore and in the champions there were really no chances. They paid what had to be paid to have supposedly the best roster in the world, but after the pandemic hit, the team went bankrupt.

    It looks like short term strategy is to prop up Atlético, so that they can take as many les as possible from Real Madrid. Long term is to wait to see if new Masía players are world class and pray there’s money to re-sign them later. But perhaps the cash stream from the Camp Nou that’s now open will change a lot of things.

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