Monthly Archives: October 2009

Cruyff: Messi deal driven by fear

Johan Cruyff believes Spanish champions Barcelona were wrong to extend Argentina forward Lionel Messi’s Nou Camp contract until 2016. Cruyff feels Barca tied Messi down because they feared the spending power of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. The Catalan giants tied their star player to a new long-term deal last month, making him the best-paid…