Lionel Messi’s father and agent met Barcelona membership president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Wednesday to debate the participant’s want to depart the membership however the talks led to stalemate, Spanish media reported.
Earlier, Jorge Messi stated it will be “troublesome” for his son to stay with Barcelona, the one membership he has ever performed for professionally.
The assembly lasted one-and-a-half hours and was held in a cordial environment, based on media reviews together with sports activities dailies Marca and Mundo Deportivo. They stated Bartomeu sees Messi as a key a part of Barca’s plans to rebuild beneath new coach Ronald Koeman. There was no remark from the membership.
Six-times world participant of the yr Messi, sad at his crew’s failure to win any silverware final season and humiliated by an 8-2 Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich, advised the membership final week that he needed to depart.
The Argentine insists he has a clause in his contract that permits him to depart on a free switch – a declare disputed by Barcelona and La Liga, who say he can solely depart if a rival membership is keen to pay a 700 million euro ($830.20 million) buyout clause.
“I don’t know, I do know nothing,” Messi’s father advised Spanish TV channel Cuatro after flying in on a non-public jet.
Pressed if it will be exhausting for him to stay, he stated “sure”, and requested how he sees Messi’s future at Barcelona, he replied “troublesome, troublesome”.
Messi missed a medical on Sunday and didn’t present up on Monday for the primary coaching session of the season.