Days after an Humiliating defeat against the Champions of Germany FC Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona’s Skipper has asked to leave the club this summer.
The Argentine skipper has already communicated his desire to leave Catalonia this summer to the board. The Catalan giants yielded their La Liga title to Real Madrid, and finished their campaign trophy-less after Bayern smashed eight goals past them on Friday evening in the Quater finals of the Champions League – two of which came from Barcelona-owned Philippe Coutinho.
The report came in from the Brazilian outlet Esporte Interativo, who were out in front with the news of Neymar’s move to PSG, say that even Messi is prepared to give up. He’s more than prepared, in fact – they say he is ‘determined’ to secure an exit this summer, a year ahead of his contract expiring in 2021.
With Messi already 33, it is likely the club have already begun preparations for their future without him, although a Messi-less Barcelona is hard to contemplate.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has spent his entire senior career at the Nou Camp, but with his current deal expiring next year, his future remains uncertain. Undoubtedly, Barcelona would find it almost impossible to replace the player who has scored over 700 goals for the club since 2003, and would have to rebuild the team.