- Mar 15, 2021
This is just pulling a number out of nowhere. As others have said, who's to say that other player may not step up their games with Messi gone? Also, what about the famed La Masia production line? Surely there's some talent to be mined there? In short, losing Messi would be a short term blow, of course it would, but one worth receiving in the long term. No chance Barca miss out on top four and, even in the event of that very unlikely scenario, it wouldn't be for more than a season or so.But the point here is that they cant buy anyone right now to replace him. If you want 200m worth of savings, and you're selling Messi, that alone isnt going to be enough. Griezmann, Dembele, etc. need to be sold regardless and the question then becomes would that side finish in top 3 or would they be in a fight for 4th.
Surely, people do realize he's worth additional 15 points over any decent player. Now, you're removing that player and not replacing him at all.