Messi, De Jong and Ter Stegen will attend 'The Best' ceremony
According to 'Mundo Deportivo', Barca's idea is for Leo Messi, Frenkie de Jong and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to be in Milan next Monday to receive - if they win - the prizes they are wanting at the FIFA ceremony.
The Catalan paper says that the club even tried to get their La Liga clash with Villarreal on Tuesday moved to Wednesday, but the league refused and kept it on Tuesday despite the fact Barcelona argued that the date of the ceremony was announced before the Villarreal date was.
As a result, Ernesto Valverde has brought forward the training session to Monday morning so that those footballers can travel to Milan together with club representatives. These include Josep Maria Bartomeu, Osca Grau, Javier Bordas and Eric Abidal.
As well as the nomination from the three to form parte of the ideal XI, Leo Messi is fighting with Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to become the best player. The Argentine is also going for the Puskas prize thanks to his lovely chip against Betis. Likewise, Ter Stegen could win best keeper for the first time if he gets more votes than Alisson and Ederson.