The Argentine reportedly told new Barcelona Boss Tonal Koeman he will be leaving this club on a free transfer in a closed door meeting.
Credible news outlet Marca claims the 6 time ballon d’or winner doesn’t want to continue under the new coach and wants to end his illustrious career with Barcelona.
The news was confirmed by several sources close to the Catalan club that the Argentine playmaker sent a document expressing his desire to leavethe club.
Journalist Alfredo Martinex tweeted: “Today is a very sad day for Barça fans. Leo Messi announces that he does not want to continue at Barcelona. After 29 years and 17 in the professional squad, the greatest player in history wants to go, and Bartomeu stays. The president who has not been able to retain him cannot continue. Messi will no longer attend testing this weekend or training. The decision is final.”
Barcelona have confirmed Messi’s statement and according to reports his contact ended 10th June 2020.
In his illustrious playing career at the Camp Nou, Messi has won an astonishing 10 La Liga titles, six Copa del Reys, seven Spanish Super Cups, and four Champions League.