After 15 years spent with Barcelona, Lionel Messi would like to leave this summer, one year before the end of his contract. This news from the press is shaking up the Barça dressing room, where other players would be ready to slam the door as well.
Lionel Messi affected by last Bayern Munich match
Lionel Messi would like to leave Barcelona, something long unimaginable. The Spanish club is a big part of the Argentinian striker’s life. Trained in its ranks, he has spent his entire professional career in Catalonia. But this very strong and almost unique bond, the Argentinian genius would be determined to break it.
Indeed, Lionel Messi has just experienced the greatest humiliation of his footballing career with the rout of his club FC Barcelona against Bayern Munich (2-8). The defeat was the biggest humiliation of his footballing career, with his club Barcelona’s 2-8 defeat by Bayern Munich, a defeat that has clearly robbed him of any confidence in the Barcelona project.
The second reason that is worth the detour is that the information is signed by Marcelo Bechler, a journalist from Esporte Interativo, the first to have announced Neymar’s desire to leave Barcelona for PSG. Initially, nobody believed it, not even the keenest sports intelligence experts.
In the end, the Brazilian journalist was right.
Will Marcelo Bechler be right again about Lionel Messi’s case?
Where will the Argentinian go?
According to the Daily Mirror, Lionel Messi would prefer a commitment to Manchester City. He will be reunited with Pep Guardiola, his former coach at Barcelona (2008-2012). Will Khaldoon Al Mubarak be able to attract the Argentinian to his club? The confirmation of Lionel Messi’s departure should give rise to a real battle between all the top clubs at the moment to recruit him. From PSG to Manchester United and even Bayern Munich, they could all be vying for the Pulga.
Messi hasn’t communicated any desire to leave Barça
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi (33) has not told the club of his plans to leave the club, a source close to the issue told AFP on Monday, amid speculation about the superstar’s future after another European disappointment.
According to this source, Messi, who is under contract until 2021, did not make himself known to the club, while according to the Brazilian media ‘Esporte Interativo’, who were the first to announce Neymar’s departure for Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner decided to “leave the club now, not in 2021”.
“The Argentinian has never been so close to leaving,” said the South American media in a video posted on social networks, adding that “the management is already aware” of the Argentinian striker’s wish.
After Friday’s 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final, the future of the Pulga (‘chip’ in Spanish) is the focus of speculation in the Spanish sports press.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner would like to avoid putting a dent in the club that has given him everything… But the Argentinian has been slow to extend his contract (which runs until the summer of 2021) and, above all, he has been complaining for the past few months about the team’s level of play and plans.