Lionel Messi's father tells Barcelona president his son is not staying

Lionel Messi's father tells Barcelona president his son is not staying

- Lionel Messi's father Jorge has reportedly stated that his son will not change his mind about leaving Barcelona

- The 31-year-old has asked the club to let him go for free this summer which has been disagreed upon

- Jorge Messi traveled to Barcelona to have a crucial meeting with the club chiefs

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Lionel Messi's father Jorge has told Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu that his son will not be staying at the Camp Nou, reports claim.

The Barca's captain dad and agent touched down in the city of Catalonia to hold talks with the club regarding his son's departure.

And according to Spanish news media outlet Marca, Jorge categorically told Bartomeu: "My son isn't staying."

Lionel Messi's father tells Barcelona president his son is not staying

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It is understood that no agreement was reached between the club and the player's representative during the emergency meeting.

In a bizarre report, Bartomeu's car drove to Jorge's house with the Barca's president's son in it accompanied by his mother

Messi has been strongly linked to join Manchester City but Jorge told reporters in Catalonia yearsterday, September, 2: “It is difficult for Leo to stay.”

And Jorge swerved questions about the Etihad, only saying: “I don’t know anything about City. I have not spoken with Pep Guardiola.”

According to Argetine based news media outlet , Messi could out the final year of his contract at the Nou Camp.

The report adds it is "90 per cent likely" the forward will stay before leaving for free next summer instead of forcing an exit in the current transfer window.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Frenkie de Jong has revealed that Lionel Messi is still in Barcelona players' WhatsApp group despite demanding for his exit.

The club captain refused to train with his teammates and has been linked with a move Paris Saint-Germain and most prominently Manchester City.

But De Jong has insisted that with the current situation between Messi and Barca, he still remains part of the team.

Legit.ng had also reported that Messi's departure from Barcelona is not being supported by club outcasts Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal.

The 33-year-old has refused to turn up for training after expressing his desire to leave the Camp Nou at the end of the season.

According to Sky Sports, some of Messi's teammates have remained silent on the matter with the exception of Suarez and Vidal.

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