Barcelona made a mistake not selling superstar captain Lionel Messi at the start of the season, according to Rivaldo.
Messi is out of contract at the end of the current campaign and the record six-time Ballon d’Or winner appears likely to leave on a free transfer amid strong links to Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.
The 33-year-old attacker had tried to exit Camp Nou prior to the start of 2020-21 before opting to remain with the LaLiga giants.
As Barca struggle financially amid the coronavirus pandemic, former star Rivaldo wrote in his Betfair column: “Barcelona were not in good financial health pre-pandemic, but things got nasty in the last year and beyond Lionel Messi’s almost inevitable departure, the club may need to sell some more important players to generate income.
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