Disruption of information after Messi wanted to leave Barcelona
The world football exploded a series of information related to Messi’s next stop. The Argentinian superstar clearly shows his intention to leave Barcelona after a free season.
This season, Messi has repeatedly criticized both coach Quique Setien and Sports Director Eric Abidal. Coach Quique Setien and Director Eric Abidal are unlikely to secure a future at Barcelona.
In the end, Barcelona bluntly fired both, after a 2-8 defeat to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League 2019-2020. Being eliminated from the continent’s most prestigious arena, led Barcelona to experience an empty season for the first time in 12 years.
In a fax sent to the Barcelona leadership on August 25, Messi clearly expressed his intention to leave the team on a free transfer, based on the 24th clause of the contract. Despite being forced to announce this intention, Messi maintains that this clause remains in effect, due to the long hiatus of the season due to the Covid-19 translation.
According to the Daily Mail, Messi is said to have contacted coach Pep Guardiola who currently leads Man City. While working at the Nou Camp, the Spanish military leader had a good relationship with Messi. Especially after the successes of Barcelona in 2008-2012 period. Therefore, it is possible that Messi reunites with his old teacher at Etihad.
However, the Spanish sports news site Sport said PSG had moved to recruit Messi. The latest information from this page states that the 33-year-old superstar wants to reunite with his former Barcelona teammate Neymar. Based on financial potential, PSG is fully capable of recruiting Messi. If this happens, the Paris team will own Messi, Neymar and prodigy Mbappe.
In addition, both M.U and Inter Milan are also reportedly planning to recruit Messi. These two teams can meet Messi’s lofty salary, but are unlikely to be able to pay more than 222 million euros. That is the price Barcelona offered to release the legendary Nou Camp.