Lionel Messi has reportedly addressed a fax to Barcelona board in which he stated that he will leave the club in this summer transfer window.
It is not fake ! Messi is on the verge of leaving Barcelona FC. According to Catalan outlet Sport, the sixth times Ballon d’or winner has informed the officials of his desire to quit the club.
In fact, the Argentine broke the silence since the knock out of Barça in the UEFA Champions League by Bayern Munich. After the shameful 8-2 loss in the quarter-final. A kind of event Messi is witnessing for the third times in a row. After that against AS Roma 2017/18 and last season against Liverpool.
Barcelona board reveals conditions for a likely move of Lionel Messi
As soon as they receive the letter of their talisman, the Barcelona directing body has answered. Revealing the conditions that can allow the Argentine in his leaving process from Nou Camp Stadium.
Josep Maria Bartomeu’s Barça recalls that if Messi wanted to leave the club, he would have announced it since May or early June. For his stay at the Catalogne side has been sealed since June 10.
However, Messi replied that he did not do so as a results of the downsides of the coronavirus pandemic that force the competitions until August before they can end.
On the other hand, the board has not been convinced and are firm on their decision. As any club who want to land Messi from Barcelona should offload his release clause which is €700m.
In addition, the 33-year-old made 731 appearances with Barcelona since his debut on November 16, 2003. He bagged 634 goals and provided 285 assists while winning 33 titles. But he wants to leave now, and his father Jorge Messi, confirmed it to Bartomeu via a phone call earlier today.