Lionel Messi made clear that he is eager to continue at Barcelona, provided that the club follow a healthy project with a competitive squad surrounding their captain.
Negotiations over a new contract for the 32-year-old are expected to start soon and the forward has sent his message to the president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
The Argentine declared that he wants to be part of a winning team and to do so, players from the top shelf are needed to strengthen the Catalans.
Barcelona‘s investment in 2014 led to a glorious treble one next year, with talented signings such as Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Marc-Andre ter Stegen contributing the most to the team’s triumphs.
In the following two seasons, Arda Turan, Aleix Vidal, Denis Suarez, Lucas Digne, Andre Gomes, Jasper Cillessen, Paco Alcacer and Samuel Umtiti were brought in.
Only the latter, however, from the aforementioned eight, who cost the Blaugrana 180 million euros in total, remains at the Camp Nou.
Neymar‘s departure left 222 million euros in Barcelona‘s wallet, but the sporting directors failed to invest the money adequately.
Philippe Coutinho joined from Liverpool and Ousmane Dembele signed from Borussia Dortmund, but none of them managed to fulfil their potential.