Rivaldo commented upon Lionel Messi, who might leave Barcelona as a free agent, and talked about possible transfers that could "generate some good income".
The financial problems inBarcelona
are preventing the club to signLionel Messi
with the money he expects.
says that Camp Nuo should have sold Messi when he was not a free agent.
Rivaldo believes that Real Madrid managed to gain huge money by sellingCristiano Ronaldo
to Juventus and this action was beneficial for Real. He said that selling aged players who have been Ballon d'Or winners is an advantageous action.
He related this to Camp Nuo and stated that Barcelona would benefit from selling Lionel Messi when his contract was not out of date.
“As I mentioned previously, the club's board made a mistake by not selling Lionel Messi while he was still under contract, something Real Madrid did with Cristiano Ronaldo, receiving around €100m in exchange."
He added his opinion about the possible transfers that might be helpful financially and said:
"It's sad to see such a talented and valuable player leaving Barca for free when the club is going through so many financial problems.
“But looking to potential transfers that might occur, I think Phillipe Coutinho's time may be coming to an end. He has admirers in England and perhaps Barcelona could generate some good income with his sale, allowing them to keep others like Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann.
“The Brazilian never managed to show his best football in Spain, and since his better moments happened in Premier League I'm sure there will be clubs interested in his services and available to pay considerable amounts - although not quite what Barcelona paid to Liverpool!”
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