Ronaldo warns Barcelona against allowing Lionel Messi to leave club. “If I was Barcelona, I would not let him leave in any case.”
Barcelona legend Ronald Nazario has warned the Catalan giants to do everything possible to keep Lionel Messi at the club this summer.
Messi has been linked with an exit from the Camp Nou ahead of the 2020-21 season, amid growing reports he told new manager Ronald Koeman he has doubts over his future in Catalonia.
However, former Brazilian international Ronaldo believes Barcelona would be on a downward slope if Messi leaves in the coming weeks.
“Messi is the reference point for this team, and if I was Barcelona, I would not let him leave in any case,” he told an interview with Marca.
“He has been a great player, and has a very intense relationship with the club.
“The situation has been exaggerated by their Champions League defeat. However, Messi needs his teammates to help him. Barcelona need to try something new next season. But their main player leaving is not the solution.”
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