Barcelona News: Lionel Messi furious as Barca chief reveals plans to REPLACE superstar

Barcelona News: Lionel Messi furious as Barca chief reveals plans to REPLACE superstar Barcelona News: Lionel Messi furious as Barca chief reveals plans to REPLACE superstar

BARCELONA president Josep Maria Bartomeu reportedly wants to replace Luis Suarez with Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg - and Lionel Messi is not happy.

Barcelona have splashed the cash this month, bringing in Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool for a club record £142million.

And it seems the Brazil international’s arrival at the Nou Camp is not the only big change in the pipeline for the Catalan side.

Spanish outlet Don Balon claim president Josep Maria Bartomeu is keen to shake up the squad further in the summer.

And top of his wishlist is Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg who is being eyed as a replacement for Luis Suarez.

The report says Bartomeu thinks Suarez’s best days are behind him and at 31-years-old he could soon be moved on.

The Uruguay international had a slow start to the season which many attributed to the departure of his strike-partner Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain.

However, Bartomeu thinks he is on the wane and has discussed a deal for Danish youngster Dolberg with Barcelonaboss Ernesto Valverde.

The 20-year-old has been turning heads in Holland in recent seasons and has 31 goals in 73 appearances for Ajax in all competitions.

Kasper Dolberg

However, one person who is not convinced by Bartomeu’s plans is Lionel Messi who is said to be fuming at the prospect of losing Suarez.

The Barca star is said to be fighting his corner and thinks the former Liverpool man still has so much to offer.

And Suarez’s recent form would suggest Messi is right, having scored six times in his last five La Liga matches.

He has been at the Nou Camp since 2014 and is under contract until 2021 having penned a new deal in December 2016.




Source: www.express.co.uk