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1 minute ago, Merkland Red said:

They needed him off the wage bill. His wages were that insane that they couldn't find anyone willing to pay a 34 year old that amount of money. That's why they pay a decent wedge of it.

And it's exactly what I meant when I said Messi spat the dummy with decisions he didn't agree with.

Letting Suarez go wasn't a bad decision. It had to be made.

And Messi spat the dummy how? By, yet again, being the best player in the league and possibly the world. What a dick eh?

Doesn't look great given Suarez pretty much won Atleti the league and Barca had no strikers for a season but sure.

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1 minute ago, Merkland Red said:

You can't force a player to leave though. They've been actively trying to sell him.

But thats exactly what they did with Suarez. 

The player can dig in, right enough, but the club can essentially push them out by makingvit clear they're not wanted. 

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3 minutes ago, Mr. Brightside said:

And Messi spat the dummy how? By, yet again, being the best player in the league and possibly the world. What a dick eh?

Doesn't look great given Suarez pretty much won Atleti the league and Barca had no strikers for a season but sure.

Oh dear.

1 minute ago, Michael W said:

But thats exactly what they did with Suarez. 

The player can dig in, right enough, but the club can essentially push them out by makingvit clear they're not wanted. 

Suarez is at the tail end of his career and wasn't just signed for a ridiculous fee. It's a lot easier to take that hit than forcing Griezmann out in the same manner.

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5 minutes ago, Merkland Red said:

Oh dear.

Suarez is at the tail end of his career and wasn't just signed for a ridiculous fee. It's a lot easier to take that hit than forcing Griezmann out in the same manner.

Yes, but they need money now. Even a modest £50m for Griezmann would've made a huge difference. And the wage would be gone. 

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2 minutes ago, Michael W said:

Yes, but they need money now. Even a modest £50m for Griezmann would've made a huge difference. And the wage would be gone. 

I'm not disagreeing with that but nobody was willing to make the move/him accepting a lower wage elsewhere.

Closest they seemed to get was a swap for Saul.

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When you think about it Barca are only 14 Jack Grealishes in debt. Not that bad.

Got linked this twitter thread that explains how screwed they are. It is a long read but gets into how La Liga rules are constraining what they can do

Basically becuase they went over their salary limit any saving they make can only be put back in the team at 25% and 75% has to go towards clearing debt.

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14 hours ago, Merkland Red said:

You can't force a player to leave though. They've been actively trying to sell him.

People get caught up in the product and forget the worth of anything lies in the process. Win or lose, it’s the fact that you tried, with all you could offer, to do the best at something you feel is of value. That alone is rewarding.

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11 hours ago, Jim McLean's Ghost said:

When you think about it Barca are only 14 Jack Grealishes in debt. Not that bad.

Got linked this twitter thread that explains how screwed they are. It is a long read but gets into how La Liga rules are constraining what they can do

Basically becuase they went over their salary limit any saving they make can only be put back in the team at 25% and 75% has to go towards clearing debt.

About time they were both brought back in line.

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14 hours ago, sparky88 said:

Moving a 34 year old off their wage bill will pay off for Barcelona in the long term, and probably the short term too. Messi will end up in Qatar anyway. 

Messi brings a lot more money into the club than he costs, so they’ll be worse off if he leaves. He’ll play in Europe (probably Barca as I’m not convinced he’s away) for another couple of years, before going to America. He has a house in Miami and Beckham's Inter Miami will be the new retirement home for superstars. 

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14 hours ago, sparky88 said:

Moving a 34 year old off their wage bill will pay off for Barcelona in the long term, and probably the short term too. Messi will end up in Qatar anyway. 

Messi brings in £20 million in tourism money right, see if he never brought that tourism money in, that club would be fucked mate, they'd fucking be living on £10 gyros mate. 

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1 hour ago, MONKMAN said:

Messi brings a lot more money into the club than he costs, so they’ll be worse off if he leaves. He’ll play in Europe (probably Barca as I’m not convinced he’s away) for another couple of years, before going to America. He has a house in Miami and Beckham's Inter Miami will be the new retirement home for superstars. 

Right enough, Barcelona might get into a bit of financial difficulty if he leaves 

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The financial argument aside, I think Barca will struggle badly without Messi.* Even last season when he looked disinterested in some games he was able to lift himself long enough to create something special and secure a point or three.  I cannot see another player able to come in and do anything close to that and it leaves a team with some special talent and  some real mediocrity, together with some important players coming to the end of their careers.

I will certainly miss watching him in a Barca shirt.

* I appreciate this is stating the bloody obvious.

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Barca will probably be shite for 4/5 years, before things level out and La Masia pumps out another squad.

They really should use this as a chance to just fucking gut the squad. Signing Aguero this Summer was stupid and showed nothing has been learned though.

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