Lionel Messi has called off his negotiations with Barcelona Football Club over the renewal of his contract. This means that the club legend intends to leave the Catalans by the time his deal ends in 2021, as reported by Spanish Radio Network, Cadena Ser.
Sources say that the player is upset with the club’s front office which made it appear as though he has been responsible for the current events and happenings in the club. Some of these purported events are the sacking of Coach Ernesto Valverde, and also that he has made complaints that the squad lacked depth and quality.
There is still yet to be an official comment from the Footballer’s camp.
Messi who turned 33 last month, scored his 700th career goal on Tuesday when Barcelona played against Atletico Madrid in a 2 – 2 drawn game. The Catalans have struggled this season and all indications are that they might likely be losing out the title bid to rivals Real Madrid.
Messi has largely been regarded as a shy person, but this has changed recently with him being quite vocal over the last year; he is reported to have made a number criticisms he has against his club.
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