Lionel Messi unwilling to renew Barcelona contract calls off negotiations
ESPN say “sources have confirmed” that Messi has been angered by reports that have been leaked to the media suggesting he’s responsible for problems at the club
Lionel Messi has reportedly called off contract renewal talks with Barcelona and is planning to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of next season.
According to Cadena SER, the captain is angry and frustrated at the club and has not intention currently of continuing past 2021.
In January he hit out at sporting director Eric Abidal, who he said had implied players had led to Valverde being sacked.
In a February interview with newspaper Mundo Deportivo, he declared the team were not good enough to win this season’s Champions League.
Messi is also said to be “frustrated about the squad’s lack of quality” and has apparently already told some of his team-mates about his decision.