Lionel Messi has dropped the bombshell for Barcelona after the Argentine told the club’s board of his intention of leaving this summer.
Messi has told the board to release him from his contract through the triggering of the clause that allows him to unilaterally leave at the end of each season.
The clause had to be activated before June 10, but the unusual circumstances of the coronavirus-enforced pause in the season mean that he may be able to request an exit now in the off-season.
Messi sees himself out of the club than seeing himself as part of the future plan of the club, having spoken with the new manager Ronald Koeman.
Messi surpasses Koeman’s expectations, the Dutch manager was of the view that the Argentine would remain at the club, the coach’s move to get rid of Suarez who is one of his best pals at the club is one of the reasons why the captain wants out of the club.
Messi has taken a step to leave the club the player has sent a burofax – a certified delivery of documents – to the club.
Messi is nurturing an ambition to quit the club he spending over two decades at Barcelona.