Messi wants Marcelo Bielsa at Barcelona next season.
Lionel Messi

Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi reportedly wants current Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa at the Nou Camp next season, according to Footy Area.

With Quique Setien’s future at Barcelona now under fire, it will be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks.

Recall that Setien took over from Ernesto Valverde in January, however, the former Real Betis boss saw Barca usurped as by bitter rivals Real Madrid this month.

After successfully guiding Leeds United all the way from the League one to the Championships and finally to the Premier League, Marcelo Bielsa is reportedly wanted by his fellow countryman Lionel Messi to lead Barcelona next season.

TOP STORY – MESSI URGES BARCA TO SIGN BIELSA

Lionel Messi has implored the Barcelona hierarchy to replace Quique Setien with Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa, according to Footy Area.

Bielsa carried Leeds to the Premier League for the first time in sixteen years, putting an end to the club’s exile from the English top flight since 2004.

Now, super captain Messi, who is very unhappy with Setien’s rule at the Camp Nou wants the disgraced LaLiga giants to appoint the former Argentina and Athletic Bilbao coach as Barca’s head coach.

ROUND-UP

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 English international James Maddison has put pen to paper on a new and improved five year contract extension with Leicester. This will keep him at the club until 2025 amid previous links to Manchester United.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Tottenham Hotspur are currently on the forefront to sign Callum Wilson from Bournemouth if they get relegated this season.

🇮🇹 Inter have reportedly switched their attention to Barca’s left-back Junior Firpo after failing to agree a deal for Chelsea’s Emerson Palmeiri

🇮🇹 Both Napoli and Milan have both submitted a bid for the 19 year old Salzburg wonderkid Dominik Szoboszlai according to Calciomercato. The youngster has previously been linked to PSG and Chelsea.

🇮🇹 Roma are planning a new contract for their star midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo amid uncertainty tied to his future due to constant links to Juventus and Inter.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Man Utd have joined the race to sign Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes amid other links to PSG and Manchester City.

🇫🇷 According to news outlet Kicker, PSG have joined the race to land Brazilian attacker Matheus Cunha from Hertha Berlin. Inter Milan are also said to be monitoring the players situation should Lautaro make the switch to Barca.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Manchester United have emerged as surprise suitors for Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman according to Footy Area. United have been reportedly put off by Sancho’s high transfer fee, with Dortmund asking for a reported £140m to let go of the player.

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