Lionel Messi ‘confirms to Barcelona he wants to LEAVE’ and asks club to terminate contract
LIONEL MESSI has reportedly told Barcelona he wants to leave the club.
Marca claims the Argentine does not want to continue under new boss Ronald Koeman following Barcelona’s embarrassing 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Reported in Argentina, and also in @marca: Messi has sent a burofax to Barcelona asking the club to let him go and use the clause that he had agreed in his last contract by which he can go for free!!!
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 25, 2020
And Guillem Balague adds Messi has a “clause that he had agreed in his last contract by which he can go for free.”
He says Barcelona believe the clause expired at the end of June, but Messi is convinced it is still active until the end of August due to the coronavirus crisis.
Barcelona legend Messi, 33, has been tipped to move on after entering the final year of his contract.
Manchester City are believed to be keen on the Argentine forward.
And there is strong interest from Inter Milan as well.
Messi reportedly held crunch talks with Koeman just one day after the Dutchman replaced Quique Setien.
Messi informed his new gaffer that he plans on leaving the Nou Camp for a new adventure.
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