Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona.
According to Spanish Radio Cadena Ser, Captain Lionel Messi from Barcelona has stop talks on the extension of the contract and is expected to leave the Catalans as his contract expires by 2021.
Sources confirmed to Moises Llorens from ESPN that Messi was reportedly angry with the front office of Barcelona about leak media reports, which seemed to make him responsible for the events at the club, such as the sacking of the coach Ernesto Valverde.
In a February interview with newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Messi declared the team wasn’t good enough to win this season’s Champions League.
Then in April Messi criticised Barca’s board of directors for implying players were not willing to accept a pay cut to help the team’s financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic.