A report sighted by Chaels Media suggests that Lionel Messi is set to leave Barcelona FC. According to ‘Cadena Ser’ a Spanish radio station, the captain of the club has refused to have talks with the club about his contract.
Messi is known to be quiet and not outspoken about things happening in the club until recently. It appears Messi has had enough and he is now responding to the allegations and rumours about him.
He is tired of being tagged as the one running the club; tired of people accusing him of the one who hires and fires coaches; tired of hearing that he decides who should be engaged by the club, among others.
Messi has made it clear to the club that he will leave at the end of his contract which will expire next season. This was reported live on ‘El Larguero’, a programme at the radio station. Issues such as the tax evasion trials and the others mentioned above might have contributed to this decision.
This is happening at a time where the club is trailing by four points behind their rivals Real Madrid, in the race to the ‘La liga’ trophy. The hopes of the club winning the trophy has dwindled after they dropped four points in two games after the resumption of the league.
Though Lionel Messi has registered 700 goals for both club and country, it seems his stay at the ‘Camp Nou’ after next season is in doubt.
Source: BBC Sports