Argentine President urges Messi To Return Home

first_img Loading… “You are in our hearts and we have never seen you play in our country,” Fernandez said to C5N via Goal. “Give us the pleasure of ending your career with Newell’s Old Boys, your club.” In a previous post, it appeared Messi was bent on leaving Barcelona. Things just went in disarray for the Catalan giants with the club now undergoing a major overhaul under new manager Ronald Koeman. read also:Wantaway Messi shuns pre-season Coronavirus  test And as mentioned in a previous post, Messi wants to part with no ill-feelings between him and Barca. He plans to meet with the Barca board to make a peaceful exit. There are several teams open to taking in Messi. The list includes Manchester City, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Juventus. However, the $823 million release clause is in the way. That is a sum that will be telling, especially with most clubs strapped financially. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi’s future remains unclear as the Argentine looks determined to bolt Camp Nou. Though there are several clubs linked to the 33-year-old footballer, a sensible place to go to maybe at his homeland. Argentine president Alberto Fernandez sent a message to Messi, calling on him to return and end his career with Newell’s Old Boys. Even at his age, many feel that Messi can still compete at a high level and Argentinians are dreaming of a possible homecoming. Fans of the Argentine club took the streets recently, holding a parade that could hopefully convince Messi to come home. However it may take more than that although there is reason to believe it can come to fruition, BBC reported. Newell has a track record of pulling the impossible. Proof of that is their shock signing of Diego Maradona. “Maradona was at Sevilla in Spain – he was only 33, so he was the same age as Messi – and he came back and signed for Newell’s, which was unbelievable at the time. This was the year before the ’94 World Cup,” Jamie Ralph, the head of the club’s English-speaking supporters’ club said. With some push coming from the Argentine president, something could happen. However, there are loose ends that need to be addressed, particularly the hefty asking fee of Barcelona.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Absolutely Stunning Asian ActressesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The Hatchet10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

Because ‘hope is a good thing,’ Jon Rothstein keeps counting down to a season that may not arrive on time

first_imgAt 7:05 a.m. May 18, before many Americans had made it to their first cup of coffee, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports was lucid enough to tweet this: “Only 176 days until the 2020-21 college basketball seasons officially begins … #countdown.”Among the responses that arrived to that declaration was one from a Gil Sklash that simply asked, “You sure about that?” Living in New York City is one reason Rothstein holds out hope for college basketball in 2020-21. He has seen it recover from what felt like an apocalypse. There still are no Broadway shows, and indoor dining at restaurants is not yet allowed, but New Yorkers are moving around and eating some outdoors and seeing the disease numbers stay low.“And now because people have social distanced and worn masks, we’ve had some sense of normalcy return,” Rothstein said. “You can be in a situation where you can socialize, but you’re not shoulder-to-shoulder.“I’m an optimist. I think if everyone around the country would do what New York did for the next two months, we could have an incredible turnaround by Labor Day. I’ve seen it here in New York, from where we were in March and April to where we are now. There’s much more optimism.” Six weeks later, with cases of COVID-19 escalating again, Sporting News felt compelled to ask a similar question after seeing Thursday’s countdown: Why are you bothering?“I made myself a promise a long time ago that has helped me in situations like this: I don’t speculate on speculation,” Rothstein told Sporting News. “When there is a change in the college basketball calendar, I will adjust the countdown and we will go from there.“I’m a movie buff, and I remember the letter in ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ that was from Andy Dufresne to Red: Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. We need hope in our society that we’re all going to have a release in our society through sport.”DECOURCY: MSU celebrates Emoni Bates commitment — but a long engagement could be aheadRothstein — as in love with the sport of college basketball as anyone, anywhere is in love with any sport — has, for years, been doing his daily countdown of the time remaining until opening day. There never was any reason to doubt its veracity.It is now 131 days until Nov. 10, when the Champions Classic is set to occur at the United Center in Chicago, with Duke to face Michigan State and Kentucky meeting Kansas.Is it, though? When it was 132 days away, on Wednesday, new Iona coach Rick Pitino suggested delaying the college basketball season until January. With positive tests for coronavirus spiking in Florida and Arizona, among other states, and with the United States continuing to struggle to cope with the disease in ways that haven’t been an issue in the European Union or many of Asia’s biggest countries, it seems almost fantastic to expect the college basketball season will proceed as scheduled.Rothstein believes college basketball will return at some point. “From a financial aspect, there’s a lot riding on playing a season,” he said.Rothstein usually begins his daily countdown on the day after the NBA Draft, typically late June. It began well in advance of that date this year, in part because it didn’t hurt to display a little belief on the heels of losing 2020’s scheduled edition of March Madness.DECOURCY: Cunningham’s commitment means it’s time for the NCAA to correct OK State injusticelast_img read more