Barcelona round up: Koeman building a new team, Messi’s future, Suarez a major miss for the Catalans

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Koeman building a new Barcelona team

Reports are stating that Barcelona are embarking on something new under Ronald Koeman.

Although the Dutch gaffer was off to a sedate start, he has instilled a fighting spirit in the squad, which was evident during Barcelona’s recent comeback win against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey semi-finals.

It is also added that the Blaugrana have completely bought into the philosophy of Koeman unlike under the former managers.

Messi’s decision imminent

Lionel Messi is reportedly set to decide his future next week, with his contract expiring this summer.

The Argentine has remained coy over his future at the Nou Camp although it has been said that he has changed his stance to continue his journey with the boyhood club, leaving the Burofax incident behind.

PSG and Manchester City turn out to be the potential suitors for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Suarez is a huge miss for Barca, claims Diego Forlan

Former Uruguayan international has stated that Luis Suarez‘s absence for the Catalans is as effective as Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo.

As soon as Barcelona said he was for sale, I knew it was a mistake.

“Barcelona are missing Luis, it’s like when Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid,” Forlan said.

“It was not just Cristiano Ronaldo leaving, one of the best players in the history of football. It is 50 goals leaving as well.