La Liga: ‘I would want him to stay,’ states Sergio Ramos amid speculation talks about Messi leaving Barcelona
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Sergio Ramos states that he would want Messi to remain at Barcelona.
The Real Madrid skipper weighed in on the discussion surrounding the Argentine’s future at the La Liga outfit.
Messi stunned Barcelona recently after informing the club, via fax, that he wanted to leave this summer after growing increasingly disillusioned both on and off the pitch at the Nou Camp.
The news has caused confusion and anxiety in the club, with the club’s president Josep Bartomeu holding crunch talks with Messi’s father.
Barcelona has insisted they won’t sell him for below his staggering £630million release clause while Messi’s camp are adamant he can leave on a free transfer.
Speaking at a news conference ahead of Spain’s UEFA Nations League game against Germany, Ramos said:
‘I think [Messi] has earned the respect to decide his future,’
‘I don’t know if he’s doing it in the best way.
‘But of course, for Spanish football, for Barcelona and for us, we always like to win being the best. We would like him to stay here.’
‘Leo makes the Spanish league better, he makes his team better and he makes the Clasico more attractive.
‘We like to win with the best there and he’s one of the best in the world.
‘There isn’t much to add, he’s won the respect to decide his future, him alone, without any speculation at all. Let’s see what happens.’