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Barcelona should have sold Lionel Messi, admits Carlos Tusquets



Lionel Messi

Interim President of Barcelona CarlosTusquets has revealed that Super star Lionel Messi should have been sold.

Barcelona  Supestar Lionel Messi was linked with a move away from Camp Nou in the last summer transfer window, following reports of dissatisfaction with the board.

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The Argentine International had been said to reunite with his former Manager Pep Gaurdiola at Manchester City.

However, the deal didn’t materialise as former president Josep Maria insisted his €700m release clause be meet before his departure.

 Messi  wages is causing a strain on Barcelona at the moment with his £54million-a-year salary, and Interim President Carles Tusquets has disclosed he would have sold him if he was in charge as at that time.

“Economically speaking, I would’ve sold Messi in the summer window,” Tusquets told RAC1 radio station.

“Both in terms of what you save on the wage bill as well as the money you make, it would’ve been desirable. But this is something the coaching staff have to consent to and that’s not my place.

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“La Liga are setting salary limits at t, he moment, and this would’ve helped on that front.”