Lionel Messi was reported on Thursday to be planning to leave Barcelona in 2021, but Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was hoping the Argentine maestro will stay in Spain.
Manchester United powered into fourth place in the Premier League with a 5-2 rout of struggling Bournemouth, while Leicester got back on track in a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Ittihad Kalba continued their shopping spree in an extended summer transfer window with the fifth signing of the season as they roped in centre-back Mubarak Saeed.
Jurgen Klopp was adamant results remain important to him in Liverpool’s closing games after the newly crowned Premier League champions were humbled 4-0 by Manchester City.
The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Ali Salem Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah Sports Club; Abdullah Mohammed Al Ajlah, Member of the Sharjah Sports Club and the President of the Sharjah Football Team.
The draw meant the Catalans stayed second in the standings on 70 points and leaders Real Madrid, who have 71, will go four points clear at the top with five games left if they beat Getafe at home on Thursday.
The Egypt international, who signed a new five-year deal in 2018, was the top scorer at the club this season with 17 Premier League goals as they secured a 19th top-flight title with seven games to spare.