2. Immediately start finding Messi’s long-term replacement
Seeing recent times one can definitely say that Barcelona is overly reliant on Lionel Messi. Even the term ‘one-man team’ won’t be an exaggeration. Although the team has talent, yet it is the Argentine superstar who proves to be the catalyst.
Without Messi, Barca has time and again proved to be an ordinary team. In the last six games across all competitions, whenever Messi wasn’t in the side, Barca have lost five and drawn one game. This proves that the board must start thinking of a long-term replacement of Messi.
Currently the Argentine talisman is 32 years old. He has entered the final stages of his career, which will see his performances wane or blighted with injuries. So the board must think of his alternative. Whether it be Kylian Mbappe or Neymar, they must make their decision quickly.