Lionel Messi reportedly tells Barcelona chiefs he wants to leave this summer

Lionel Messi reportedly tells Barcelona chiefs he wants to leave this summer

- Lionel Messi has told Barcelona chiefs that he wants to leave the Spanish side

- This is as a result of the club's heavy defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League

- Barcelona also suffered an embarrassing defeat against Liverpool last year

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Lionel Messi has reportedly informed Barcelona chiefs that he wants to leave the club this summer following embarrassing defeat against Bayern Munich.

Barcelona were sent out of the Champions League after losing 8-2 against Bayern Munich who also defeated Premier League side Chelsea.

It was a bad night for Barcelona players and even Lionel Messi, Suarez were unable to do anything to prevent the Catalans from suffering the heavy defeat.

Lionel Messi's wing was totally clipped in the encounter as the Argentine was unable to find the back of the net against Bayern Munich.

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According to the report in UK Sun citing Esporte Interativo, Lionel Messi was so livid with the way Barcelona lost against Bayern Munich and told the club's chiefs that he would leave.

Going by this latest development, Barcelona chiefs would want to convince Lionel Messi to sign a new deal as his current contract will expire in June next year.

Lionel Messi started his career at Barcelona academy before graduating to the main team where he has won all major trophies in his career so far.

The 33-year-old has who has never played for any other club except the Catalans has won six Ballon d'Or awards at Barcelona.

Lionel Messi reportedly tells Barcelona chiefs he wants to leave this summer

Lionel Messi reportedly tells Barcelona chiefs he wants to leave this summer. Photo Credit: Getty
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how senior players at Spanish side Barcelona have reportedly kicked against the choice of the club's chiefs appointing former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as their new coach.

There have been reports that Barcelona chiefs are considering sacking current handler Quique Setien because of their embarrassing defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

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Barcelona suffered their heaviest defeat ever in their history against the German side in which the likes of Lionel Messi and Suarez failed to impress.

And Setien is believed to be the first man who would leave the Nou Camp this summer in order for a new gaffer to come in.

Since he was sacked at Premier League side Spurs last year, Pochettino has not gotten another job despite taking the club to the Champions League final.

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