Barcelona recently brought striker Neymar from Santos for around £ 50 million. He is expected to occupy the left of the 4-3-3 formation. This would mean that he will face trouble when cutting in from the left to shoot on his right foot. The centre position is right now occupied by Lionel Messi, who is right now regarded as the best player in the world. However, Neymar is just 21 years old when compared with Messi, who is 26 years old. As a result, there have been several suggestions that it is now time for Barcelona to consider selling Messi, who is already their all-time top scorer.
Fabregas, who came from Arsenal in a £ 35 million deal, has said that it would be unthinkable to see a Barcelona team without Lionel Messi leading the line. The Argentine ace has managed to come a long way since making his debut as a teenager. He has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award four times in succession, which has never been achieved before. He is close to beating several records held by stars like Pele and Maradona. Even though Neymar is an excellent player, Fabregas has said that Messi is absolutely vital to Barcelona and the club should not consider selling the 26-year-old, who has a £ 200 million release clause.
“It is unthinkable for Messi not to be part of this club. Leo is the most important player – he has no equal. Remove Messi and you may not lose everything, but you do run out of a large part of what makes this team tick. He has been chased by almost all of our rival teams in the world. It will definitely to be a good environment for him to learn a lot and he can help us to win and achieve our goals,” said Fabregas about Messi and Neymar.