Lionel Messi: Argentine father's talks with Barcelona chief end in stalemate

Lionel Messi: Argentine father's talks with Barcelona chief end in stalemate

- Lionel Messi's father Jorge and Barcelona chiefs have met over the future of the player

- But they are yet to conclude on where the Argentine football star will play next season

- Messi has been linked with a move to join Premier League side Manchester City

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Lionel Messi's father Jorge and Barcelona chiefs had one on one meeting on Wednesday evening, September 2, on the future of the six-time Ballon d'Or award winner which ended stalemate.

This means that Jorge and Barcelona chiefs were unable to reach final conclusion on the future of Lionel Messi who has been linked with a move away from Nou Camp.

The Argentina international submitted a transfer request after Barcelona's ouster in the Champions League losing against Bayern Munich.

Barcelona also failed to retain their Spanish La Liga title which was won by their big rivals Real Madrid after the end of the 2019/20 season.

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Due to the current situation about Lionel Messi at Barcelona, his father Jorge traveled to Spain to see the club's chiefs who maintained that the player is still part of their plans.

According to the report on UK Sun, the meeting between Barcelona chiefs and Jorge lasted for 90 minutes as the Catalans tried to convince the Argentine on why his son should stay.

Messi has refused to train with Barcelona teammates with reports linking him with a reunion with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

“I don’t know anything about City. I have not spoken with Pep Guardiola,'' Messi's father and agent Jorge explained according to UK Sun.

Lionel Messi: Jorge's talks with Barcelona chief end in stalemate

Lionel Messi: Jorge's talks with Barcelona chief end in stalemate (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how famous Nigerian Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua advised Argentina international Lionel Messi not to leave Spanish side Barcelona bitter and offended.

There have been serious concerns over the future of Messi after the Argentine told the club's chiefs that he wants to leave Nou Camp this summer.

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The embarrassing Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich is believed to have masterminded Messi's decision to tell the club that he would leave.

And since he handed in a transfer request, Barcelona chiefs have been looking for ways to convince the six-time Ballon d'Or winner to stay at the club.

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