Lionel Messi Could be Leaving Barcelona this Summer
Lionel Messi reportedly informed new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman on Thursday that he has dose not really know about his future with club and hi seriously doubts his staying at Camp Nou this summer. After the 8-2 thrashing Bayern Munich gave them Messi has since shown that he is no longer interested in signing a contract with the club.
The 33-year-old Argentine is believed to have held a face-to-face meeting with the new manager Koeman to discuss his future ahead of the new season, reports have it the player could seek a move away from the Catalan giants ahead of next season. According to a sports analyst Graham Hunter in England, he said if the Argentine will leave he will leave for the trophy-winning club of which City, Bayern Munich or Paris Sanit Germain are the most likely club.
According to RAC1, Messi informed Barcelona’s new head coach that he was considering an exit and currently sees himself ‘more out than in’ at the club. The team’s shocking 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League has left a huge impact on him, his current contract will expire next summer and reports are that he might not sign a new deal with club.
Manchester City and Inter Milan have both indicated interest in the Argentine and it is believed that the Italians are favourites to sign the player but not forgetting the head coach of Manchester City have a personal relationship with the Argentine and so it could influence his deal. The 33-year-old scored 31 times and registered 26 assists in 44 appearances for Barca in 2019-20, but he only managed three goals in the Champions League.