Messi will be on the roster for the International Champions Cup, as Barcelona is slated to play Celtic, Leicester City, and Liverpool.
What was anticipated to be a busy summer of off-season signings has turned into a quiet hiatus that feels somewhat unusual to Madrid fans. Essentially what began with Carvajal, Vazquez, Casemiro, and now Morata, has manifested into a new way of grooming players into the Madrid starting XI. The truth is that breaking into the squad via impact substitutions or taking the role of an injured player never guaranteed anyone a substantial future at Real Madrid. Players coming from the youth academy generally would join the team hopeful that at some point their time would come. With failed projects like Soldado and Granero for example, Madrid has apparently found a better way of getting the best out