Argentine football star Lionel Messi has sent a letter to Barcelona informing the club he wants to leave the team.
After losing 8–2 to Catalan Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu told Barca TV that Messi had repeatedly said he wanted to complete his career at Barca.
“He is still the best player in the world, and we have him with us … one cycle ends and another begins but in the Messi era.”
In July 2017, Barcelona and Messi announced the extension of their contract to keep Messi with the team until June 30, 2021 and reported that it would cost 5,000 565,000 (5,000 645,000) per week. Messi, 33, has been with the club since 2000.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner made his league debut for Barcelona in 2004. Argentina have helped Barcelona win 10 league titles during their time at the club, as well as the Champions League four times and are considered one. Great football player from time to time.
Former Barcelona defender Cars Puyol has tweeted his support for Messi captain and teammate Argentina. “Respect and praise, Leo,” Puyol wrote. “All my support is friendly.”
If Messi leaves the club, Manchester City – Manchester City, led by Pep Guardiola, Messi’s former owner , and the Champions League final in Paris Saint-Germain are likely to merge in Messi’s future.
Reports of Bayern humiliation have sparked speculation that Messi is considering leaving the Catalan giants before his contract expires. Barcelona coach Quick Setian has been sacked and replaced by former player Ronald Couman.
Bayern defeat Barcelona ended the season without winning silver for the first time since 2007-08.