Barcelona, AP The rift between veteran Argentine footballer Leon Messi and his club Barcelona is in front of everyone. Messi has announced his departure from the club while he is not being allowed to leave. Messi’s father arrived in Spain early Wednesday morning and is expected to meet with officials from his Spanish club Barcelona to discuss his son’s future.
George Messi is also Leon Messi’s agent. He arrived in Barcelona from Argentina. He is expected to meet with club president Josep Bartomu and other team officials, but it is unclear when that meeting will take place. “I don’t know anything,” said George Messi in response to questions at the airport.
Leon Messi had told Barcelona last week that he wanted to leave the club. He had resorted to the rule of his contract that he could leave the club at the end of the season without paying any money. However, Barcelona have claimed that the limit of this rule has expired in June and they will have to complete their existing contract by June 2021 or pay before leaving the club.
Barcelona are saying they will not help Messi leave the club and will only negotiate an extension of his contract. The club has offered the Argentine star footballer a two-year extension that will keep him with the team until the 2022-23 season.
Lionel Messi wants to end his contract with Barcelona. He did not participate in the pre-season medical test and confirmed this. Messi did not arrive for the club’s medical testing on Sunday.