Messi’s story with Barcelona is nearing the end
A source inside Barcelona, the runner-up of the Spanish Football League,
confirmed to AFP on Tuesday evening that its star and captain Lionel Messi,
33, told the Catalan club by fax that he wanted to terminate his contract “unilaterally.”
The source explained that the player’s lawyers had sent a fax announcing that Messi wanted to unilaterally terminate his contract,
termination of his contract as of now,”
explained the newspaper, “Marca”, the best-selling newspaper in Spain, on Tuesday evening.
He opened negotiations for his departure, based on the termination of the contract clause of 700 million euros.
According to the Spanish sports press, Messi met the new Barcelona coach
Spanish radio “Onsi” confirmed this evening, “The end of the glorious era of Leo Messi in Barcelona appears close.
After the arrival of (coach) Ronald Koeman, what appears to be the
departure of his (Uruguayan) friend Luis Suarez and a difficult and
turbulent end to the season, Leo Messi told Barcelona, Tuesday, By faxing his intention to leave the club. “
This “total bomb”, as described by the main Argentine sports newspaper “Ole”,
comes 11 days after Barcelona’s historic defeat by Bayern Munich 2-8 in the
Champions League quarter-finals at the end of a disastrous season that led to a real revolution within the Catalan club.
All these factors led to the sacking of coach Quique Setien and his replacement by Ronald Koeman.
striker and close friend of Messi, Luis Suarez,
that he is not counting on his services next season, like other pillars of
Barcelona, such as Chilean Arturo Vidal, Croatian Ivan Rakitic and French Samuel Umtiti.