Lionel Messi’s Barcelona future is not under threat due to behind-the-scenes ructions at Camp Nou, says head coach Quique Setien.
La Liga’s state of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic has not prevented Barca’s internal crisis from deepening over the past week.
Six board members resigned, applying further pressure on president Josep Maria Bartomeu, with the club subsequently pledging to take legal action against former vice-president Emili Rousaud.
Links to Manchester City and Inter have been reprised as a result, although Setien is confident his star man and captain will remain.
“These are normal things at big clubs,” he told TV3. “Perhaps the sad thing is that these crises are transmitted to the media.
“It would be better to work in a quieter environment but things are like that.
“I don’t think what happened has made a player like Messi rethink whether or not to [stay with] the club. I am sure he will finish his career at Camp Nou.”
Source: News update