Barcelona: Lionel Messi leaves Barcelona. English Premier League club Manchester City are in the running to sign Messi. It is learned that the player informed about the decision to leave the club and on the basis of this the club convened an emergency meeting. Messi told the club that he had terminated his contract with the club and would leave the club as a free agent. Messi called for the immediate termination of the contract until 2021. Messi has a contract with the club until next July.
After Messi announced his decision to leave the club, former captain Carlos Piol tweeted a farewell message to Messi. After the 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter finals, there was news of a domestic explosion inside Barcelona.
This is the information behind Messi’s hasty decision. The six-time Balon d’Or winner has been with Barcelona since 2004.
English Premier League club Manchester City are set to sign Lionel Messi, the superstar of Spanish football club Barcelona. City are working out ways to bring Messi to the club, who are considering ending a long association with Barcelona. The English club are trying to capitalize on the relationship between City coach Pep Guardiola and Messi.
Guardiola had a great relationship with Messi when he was the coach of Barcelona. Messi has also been eyeing French club Paris Saint-Germain, the runners-up in the Champions League. “If Messi leaves Barcelona, he will be welcomed with open arms,” said coach Thomas Touche.
Barcelona’s new coach Ronaldo Coyman has announced that Messi will remain at the club. Italian club Inter Milan have signed Messi worth millions. When they found out that Messi was faltering, they offered him a four-year deal worth 26 260 million. Messi’s frustration at not being able to retain the title in the Spanish La Liga and the humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League was a huge disappointment. Inter are still hoping to acquire Messi in 2021.
Teams, including City, are thinking about how to bring Messi into the squad from within the financial fair play (FFP) implemented by UEFA during the 2011-12 season to prevent clubs from spending more than they earn.
City’s move is to be ready if given the chance to acquire the superstar. It is reported that Messi also expressed interest in leaving the club during discussions with Coyman, including City. UEFA lifted City’s ban on financial fraud.