Lionel Messi has been asked to leave Barcelona days after the club suffered their worst defeat after losing to Bayern Munich 8-2 in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The captain and legend has asked to leave the club despite the fact that, the contract of the Argentine is set to come to an end in 2021.
This confimation of his departure comes from a popular journalist, Marcelo Bechler, a Brazilian who was the first journalist to break the news of Neymar’s departure to PSG.
When translated, it says that Messi wants to leave Barcelona this summer and not wait until the end of his contract in 2021.
The Argentine has been linked with various clubs in Europe, which includes; Manchester City, Manchester United, Inter Milan and PSG. Graeme Souness, also stated that, Manchester United should make an attempt of signing Messi this summer. He added that now is the best time to bid for the 33-year-old Barcelona captain, and he might be playing for any of the Manchester clubs in the near future.
However, it was also suggested that the action of the Argentine may be an attempt to force the club to increase his wages, which could be a final nail in the coffin for Messi’s career at Barcelona.
Messi’s last game for the Catalan club could be the 8 : 2 thrashing by Bayern where he could not influence the game at all. The Argentine was outplayed by Alphonso Davies who tamed him well>chaosafrica