‘Lionel Messi wants to leave Barcelona’ says report


Karachi: Lionel Messi has asked to leave Barcelona this summer after a humiliating 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich in Champions League quarter-final.

According to the reports, the 33-year-old has told the Catalan club that he wants to leave. He has been in the news over the past few months, complaining about the way the club is run, labeling current squad as weak as they have failed to win a trophy this season.

On Monday, top Barcelona officials will hold an emergency board meeting with the sacking of manager Quique Setien top of the agenda. He was appointed in January to replace Ernesto Valverde.

It must be noted that Messi’s contract with Barcelona will expire in 2021.

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