3 Barcelona players unite against Messi ahead of the Champions League clash with Napoli
Lionel Messi’s recent attack on his Barcelona team-mates has reportedly had a negative impact on the team ahead of the Champions League match with Napoli.
The Argentine was unhappy with Barca’s defeat by Osasuna, which resulted in real Madrid winning La Liga in the Matchday 37.
According to Spanish newspaper Diario GOL, three Midfielders have fallen out with Messi and are ready to leave the club at the end of their Champions League campaign.
Artur Melo, who recently confirmed his departure from camp Nou to Juventus, refused to return to training from Brazil. And the club’s President, Josep Maria Bartomeu, is known to be taking legal action against the midfielder.
La Blaugrana coach kike Setien has not shown Artur since he confirmed his departure to Juve with Miral Pjanic moving in the opposite direction.
Arthur is known to be unhappy with the demands of Mass at the club and is looking for a new challenge elsewhere.
The 23-year-old wanted to stay with the Catalan giants, but the current situation has made that impossible.
Ivan Rakitic is also reportedly unhappy with Messi, as the Croatian midfielder is fed up with the club’s situation, having been left on the bench for most of the season.
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The next rebel is Arturo Vidal, who has gradually sidelined young Ricky Puig until the end of the 2019-20 campaign. And the arrival of Pjanic will further lead to the fact that the Chilean midfielder will fall into the Inferno, and inter Milan will be his next destination.
Meanwhile, it was reported that Lionel Messi has reportedly told Barcelona to sign Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa to replace under-fire Manager Quique Setien, the Sun quoted.
The Argentine boss recently secured Leeds ‘ promotion to the Premier League as his contract ends this season.
The 64-year-old striker has not yet discussed a new contract with his employers, and Messi wants Barcelona to take advantage of the situation.