After long days and nerve-wracking speculations and speculation, all the media in Argentina tonight (Tuesday) lined up with the news that Barcelona fans were shaking from it: Leo Messi informed the club heads that he wanted to leave the team immediately.
According to reports, the Argentine forwarded the message through BUROFAX, a Spanish service that allows urgent official documents to be sent, in fact registered mail, which further verifies the reports. And in the same document, Messi announced his desire to be released from the contract and activate the exit clause. Although this section expired at the end of May, in Argentina it is claimed that the corona virus extended its duration until 31.8.
In any case, the bottom line is the important and dramatic. Messi has announced that he does not intend to attend the Corona tests and the start of training, and after 19 years in which he shaped his career and that of Barcelona, he is ready and determined to leave the only team where he played as an adult. Immediately after Messi’s announcement, Barcelona approved the flea’s request and had already convened an emergency meeting tonight.
The events of last season, and especially the 2: 8 defeat to Bayern Munich and the insulting release announcement that Luis Suarez received, made it clear to Messi that as long as Joseph Maria Bartomeu heads the club, the team has no horizons. Attempts to persuade new coach Ronald Koeman have also been to no avail, and at the age of 33 the greatest player in Barça history will wear a different uniform next season. Of City, of PSG, of Inter – we will know soon.
Barcelona have not yet released an official response regarding these reports, and it seems that it will take a few days – maybe even a few years – to come out of the shock and succeed in filling the huge pit that will leave it with the greatest players in the world.