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Barcelona are continuing their attempts to bring in Leo Messi, but it is believed that this task is going to be very difficult. "For me, there are no doubts about football," coach Xavi said. "I don't want anyone to have false hope, not even the fans who have been calling for his return for 20 games. It's up to him, 99 percent. I've seen him many times at Paris Saint-Germain and the Argentina national team, and football-wise, he'll suit us perfectly."
According to journalist Gerard Romero, some at the club – including Xavi – are optimistic, while others are a bit more skeptical. According to Rashad Rahman, a new proposal has already been submitted to the flea: "Jorge Messi does not want to wait, tomorrow a fateful meeting with the people of La Liga is expected." The flea's father, it is claimed, has already contacted La Liga chiefs himself, hoping to scout about Barcelona's chances of completing the deal: "He wants a quick answer, some at the club are afraid."
It's in his hands. Messi (Photo: Reuters)
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Jordi Cruyff, who will soon end his career as technical director of the Catalans, was asked about the saga and said: "The final answer will be Leo's. Right now, it's up to him and Fair Play. It will be his decision. Already there is a good base at Barcelona, young players with a bright future. Quite a bit of work has already been done, this is one of the most talented young teams in Europe. If you try to present a plan to La Liga, it probably means that the people presenting it believe it's possible."
Enric Massip, who serves as an adviser to Joan Laporta, said: "All of us at the club have good opinions about Leo. Fire Play is a complicated matter and we are working on it. The relationship between Messi and the president has already been repaired."
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