Barcelona after Messi
Barcelona's Argentine forward, Lionel Messi will carry out one more contract renewal, set until 2022, according to 'AS', ahead of ending his illustrious career at the Camp Nou.
For that reason, the Catalan club will eventually have to come to terms with finding his replacement. But how on earth do you begin finding someone to replace a man capable of offering leadership on the pitch, as well as goal scoring insanity and mind-blowing statistics.
The Barça after Messi is not an easy task to organise, an Azulgrana team that is starting to rejuvenate little by little, after the arrivals of Lenglet, Arthur and Dembele, 23 and 22 years respectively, to which the Dutchman Frenkie De Jong, of the same age, has also been added.
De Ligt is the next to be acquired in the summer transfer market, uniting the Dutch couple of the hour, a De Jong and De Ligt who have already made history with Ajax this season. The latter of which captaining his side at just 19 years old.
Since Barcelona claimed yet another La Liga title in recent weeks, Ernesto Valverde has been able to give game time to some of the younger squad members such as Aleña, Riqui Puig and Collado (21, 19, 20 years of age respectively).
Whilst Messi may be the main talking point with regards to a Barcelona era 'post-Messi', the club will also have to take into account that some of their other greats, such as Pique and Busquets, are also approaching their time to hang up their boots, or move on.