Lionel Messi Likely to Leave Barcelona
Lionel Messi asked to leave Barcelona this summer after a humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals. It should be noted that Messi’s contract with Barcelona will expire in 2021.
According to reports, the 33-year-old has told the Catalan club he wants to leave. He has been in the headlines in recent months, complaining about the way the club is run, calling the current squad weak as they have failed to win a trophy this season.
On Monday, Barcelona’s top officials will hold an emergency board meeting with the sacking of manager Quique Setien high on the agenda. He was appointed in January to replace Ernesto Valverde.