Todos los derechos reservados. Barcelona. Barcelona insist a clause included in Messi's contract that allowed him to go for free this summer had to be activated by June 10 and is therefore no longer valid.

Koeman has also been thinking tactically. (CNN)Barcelona forward Lionel Messi did not attend pre-season training on Monday, a club source has confirmed to CNN Sport. Among those to impress has been Philippe Coutinho, who has been brought back into the fold by Koeman. He's still playing at an extremely high level but doesn't look all at ease with his team-mates. © Septiembre

Under La Liga rules, without passing a test, Messi will be unable to take part in pre-season training. I’m going to be inflexible, you have to think about the team.”. New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is due to start pre-season training on Monday with his new club but is already facing a nightmare start to the 2020-21 La Liga season…

... 2020 12 September 2020. New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman, New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is due to start pre-season training on Monday with his new club but is already facing a nightmare start to the 2020-21 La Liga season. Is Bruno Fernandes Manchester United's savior? It was the team’s second pre-season friendly ahead of their 2020/21 campaign getting underway, following the weekend win over Gimnastic – another side from Catalonia. Barcelona's new No.7 was quiet in his first two matches this pre-season but shone against Elche, scoring the winning goal. The position of the club is that Messi has a valid contract until 30 June 2021 which the club would like to extend," added the source. Messi has won 10 La Liga titles and the Champions League four times with . Follow the Heavy on Barcelona Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content!
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. Koeman: I'd recommend Riqui Puig to go out on loan. As for Dembele, he's proved his technical abilities, it's just the tactical side of his game that needs improving. Barcelona's new No.7 was quiet in his first two matches this pre-season but shone against Elche, scoring the winning goal.

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Suarez is likely to be followed out of the Camp Nou exit door by Junior Firpo, Samuel Umtiti, Ivan Rakitic, and Arturo Vidal.

Barcelona will also lose several players to international duty ahead of the start of the new La Liga season, disrupting their plans even further. Pre-season testing allows F1 teams to fine-tune their cars ahead of the upcoming season. Barcelona have been over-reliant on Messi in recent seasons for inspiration.

All four players have also been informed they are not needed by the new boss. ... — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 30, 2020. The major problem the Dutch coach has is the uncertain futures of many of his players, none more so than Luis Suarez.

There’s no doubt that Barcelona have been plunged into a fresh crisis ahead of the new season due to their captain’s bombshell. Get up to speed with everything you need to know about 2020 F1 pre-season testing, which takes place at the 4.655-kilometre Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya - home of the Spanish Grand Prix - with two tests of three days each, on February 19-21 and 26-28. Koeman has drilled the high press into his side, but the problem arrives when the opponent beats that press and runs at the defence. While there are still doubts over where the Uruguayan will end up come October 5, Koeman has made it clear where he stands over a couple of the younger players.

The Argentine allowed himself to smile against Elche but it's clear that he's struggling to lead the group after everything that's happened this summer. He's told Riqui Puig, Pedri and Carles Alena that they need to play regular football, for which they might have to leave on loan this month. Yet Koeman also has plenty of other issues to deal with before the season starts on September 12 and will have to cope without some key players in the run-up to the big kick-off. New signing Francisco Trincao and Nelson Semedo are set to head off with the Portugal squad for fixtures against Croatia and Sweden, Frenkie de Jong is in the Netherlands squad, Martin Braithwaite with Denmark, while Antoine Griezmann and Clement Lenglet are part of the France team for fixtures with Sweden and Croatia. Omnisport FOLLOW.

Barcelona – The VERY BEST from PRE SEASON 2020. Lionel Messi makes his first appearance for Barcelona since failing to leave the club in a pre-season friendly. Barcelona competed in La Liga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de España and UEFA Champions League.The season covered the period from 1 July 2019 to 14 August 2020. The new tactics could see Frenkie de Jong handed a more influential role in midfield and see Barca switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation. Enjoy the very best skills, tricks, actions, nutmegs, and much more from Barça’s 2020/21 pre season in games against Nàstic, Girona and Elche. Ronald Koeman has already started to make his mark on Barcelona this pre-season. All of which gives Koeman precious little time with his players to prepare for the new campaign. The Dutchman made it three wins from three friendlies as the Blaugrana beat Elche 1-0 in the Joan Gamper Trophy on Saturday. 0.

I Dislike This Un-Dislike 0 Please Login to Vote. Messi absent from Barcelona pre-season tests – reports. Meanwhile, Koeman is also preparing to say goodbye to some other experienced Barcelona players. The 33-year-old finished last season top of the goals and assists charts in La Liga, but the club may now have to find a way to cope without their greatest ever player. Defenders Jean-Clair Todibo and Samuel Umtiti have tested positive for Covid-19 as well as new signing Miralem Pjanic. Captain Lionel Messi has stunned the football world by telling the Catalan giants he wants to quit the club.

Although they kept a clean sheet in the Gamper, the Blaugrana's backline have to improve. First-choice goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been ruled out until November after undergoing knee surgery. "The club is not willing to enter into any negotiation for the player's departure.
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Getty The source spoke on the condition of anonymity, in keeping with the club's rules about official statements to the media. READ NEXT: Barcelona Boss Koeman Makes Decision on Pique, Busquets & Alba, Barcelona Boss Koeman Facing Nightmare Start to the Season, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. Powered by, The new manager has seen his preparations hit by injuries, illness, international commitments, and Lionel Messi wanting to leave, Barcelona Boss Koeman Makes Decision on Pique, Busquets & Alba. Todos los derechos reservados. Unidad Editorial Información Deportiva, S.L.U. ¡Disfruta de la Edición Digital de MARCA en Orbyt por solo 1€ el primer mes. One youngster who has a guaranteed spot in the first team is Ansu Fati, who made his only pre-season appearance against Elche on Saturday. The Dutchman has already told striker Luis Suarez that he is not in his plans for next season.