Lionel Messi reportedly makes U-turn to stay at Barcelona for 1 more season

Lionel Messi reportedly makes U-turn to stay at Barcelona for 1 more season

- Lionel Messi has agreed to remain at Barcelona for one more season

- The Argentine superstar will then leave on free transfer to join Manchester City

- Messi has never played for any other club before in his career than Barcelona

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Lionel Messi has reportedly made a stunning U-turn on his initial decision to leave Barcelona, and the Argentine is now ready to stay for one more year before leaving.

This latest development is expected to be a great news for all Barcelona fans who have been worried over the future of the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.

According to the report on UK Sun, Lionel Messi has only agreed to finish his remaining one year contract at Barcelona before leaving for Manchester City.

With Barcelona insistent that their star man has a £629 million buyout clause, it could mean the Argentine has brought himself back into the fold.

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Jorge who is Lionel Messi's father and agent has been having discussions with Barcelona chiefs over the future of his son in which they have agreed that he stays.

He flew by private jet from his home in Rosario, Argentina, to Spain for showdown talks with Barcelona chiefs.

The discussion earlier this week lasted around 90 minutes and they were not able to reach an agreement.

Meanwhile, Premier League fans have been happy with the possibility of Lionel Messi making a move to Manchester City next summer.

Lionel Messi reportedly makes U-turn to stay at Barcelona for 1 more season

Lionel Messi reportedly makes U-turn to stay at Barcelona for 1 more season (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Josep Bartomeu who is the president of Spanish side Barcelona has reportedly been accused of corruption by Catalan police in another unpalatable development at the Nou Camp.

This latest development is coming in at the time when the 57-year-old Spaniard is battling to keep Barcelona captain Lionel Messi this summer.

There have been reports that Lionel Messi could be leaving Barcelona this summer or at the end of his remaining one year contract.

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Allegations of corruption is said to have been made against Josep Bartomeu according to the report on UK Sun citing Spanish outlet El Mundo.

Barcelona's decision to have hired social media agency known as 13 Ventures to monitor their online activity is said to have masterminded the problem for Bartomeu.

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