Lionel Messi: Argentine playmaker set to quit Barcelona when his contract ends

Lionel Messi: Argentine playmaker set to quit Barcelona when his contract ends

- Lionel Messi is reportedly considering an exit from the Catalan club

- Barcelona's internal crisis has taken a new turn as the Argentine is reportedly accused of events at the club

- Messi’s contract expires in the summer of 2021 and he my finally leave the Catalan giants

Reports from Spain have it that Lionel Messi is threatening to leave Barcelona when his contract expires in the summer of 2021 after he has been fingered for many issues at the club.

According to Spanish outlet Cadena Ser radio, the Argentine star has called off negotiations regarding the renewal of his present contract which he signed in 2017.

The 33-year-old star and his father Jorge had been in contract talks with Barcelona management lately, but the player his yet to put pen to paper.

It was gathered that Messi is upset the club’s board members with leaked media reports suggesting he is the one masterminding events at Camp Nou.

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One of the allegations insinuates that Messi was the force behind the sacking of former manager Ernesto Valverde.

Lionel Messi: Argentine playmaker reportedly set to quit Barcelona when his contract ends

Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona in 2021. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Recall that just before the lockdown, he reportedly read the riot act to coach Quique Satien after the club's defeat against Real Madrid in the El Clasico played at the Santiago Baernabeu on March 1.

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And according to the report on Daily Star UK citing Spanish football insider Eduardo Inda, Lionel Messi made his displeasure known in the dressing room.

The Argentine was reported not to be pleased with coach Quique Setien's tactics against Real Madrid which Messi shouted that such cannot work against Los Blancos.

He also had a bust-up with Eric Abidal back in January and has now maintained that the current team under boss Quique Setien's are not good enough to win the Champions League this season.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that he vice-chairman of Newell's Old Boys in Argentina Cristian D'Amico has disclosed that Barcelona star Lionel Messi could make a sensational return to the club which he left at the age of 14.

It was gathered that Messi joined the club at the age of six and scored more than 500 goals for their youth teams before Barcelona snapped him up.

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