GreatInSports.com – Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi reportedly did not attend his team’s inaugural training which was held today. The signal of Lionel Messi’s move from Barcelona is getting worse after the player did not attend Barcelona’s first training session today, Monday (31/8/2020).
As reported by Goal International, Messi believes that his contract at Barca has ended so he doesn’t feel the need to come to training.
Previously, the player nicknamed La Pulga also did not appear when Barca held a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, Sunday (30/8/2020). In fact, Messi has been scheduled to carry out the test at 10.15 local time or 15.15 WIB.
Meanwhile, LaLiga has stated that the 700 million euro or around $835 million release clause that binds Messi to Barca is still valid, so any team wishing to sign the Argentine national team player must pay it off.
Messi’s determination to leave Barca is believed to have emerged after the humiliating defeat that occurred in the 2019-2020 Champions League final.
Barca shaved Bayern Munich with a score of 2-8 in the quarter-finals. The defeat was the biggest since 1946 when Sevilla scored 8 goals against Barca in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey. Plus, Messi has been involved in a feud with Barca President Josep Bartomeu.
Messi was said to be going to Manchester City if he left Camp Nou. It is known that the Man City camp has met Messi’s family to discuss the player’s move. The Citizens, nicknamed Man City, According to the reports have also offered Messi 100 million euros. Not only that, but Man City will also add three players as part of the deal.
Many believes Lionel Messi is ready to finish his long story of 16 years with the Barcelona senior team. The football megastar who born in Rosario has reportedly sent a facsimile to the club stating that he wants to leave by activating a special clause in his contract. In Messi’s contract, there is a clause that allows him to leave Barcelona for free.