Lionel Messi will no longer be tied to FC Barcelona next season, according to the club’s media.
As a result here are the two options on how the Catalans could line up without the legendary Argentine next season.
When the Yusuf Demir signing was just announced, it was emphasized that comparing him to Lionel Messi makes some real sense – these two players are quite similar to each other if we don’t pay attention to the difference in their class.
The youngster has had a great pre-season spell and could potentially replace Leo in the long term.
Option 1 Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Emerson, Araujo, Garcia, Alba; Busquets; Pedri, De Jong; Demir, Griezmann, Depay.
Here, there are just a few changes but this is actually one of our strongest line-ups without Messi, with Sergio Aguero upfront and Ousmane Dembele on the left side, if the Frenchman should stay fit.