- Lionel Messi has just agreed to carry on with the Catalan club Barcelona after he earlier handed the club his transfer request
- The Argentine has shunned training as the squad prepare for the coming season
- Reports from Spain say the 33-year-old will report to training on Monday, September 7
Lionel Messi is expected in training on Monday, September 7 according to latest reports from Spanish outlet Marca, after the Argentine had stayed away from the squad over his future.
The embattled playmaker had been at loggerheads with the club and even went on to hand them his transfer request.
Messi failed to report to training ahead of the new season, but after what was a ‘manic two weeks’, the player had decided to remain with the Blaugrana for another year.
Reports say the player is now ready to see off his contract which lapses at the end of the 2020/2021 season and expected to train under the watchful eyes of new boss Ronald Koeman as soon as he passes the coronavirus tests.
”I am going to continue at this club because the president has told me the only way I can leave is if I pay the €700million (£625m) and that is impossible,” Messi told Goal.
Manchester City had been strongly linked with Messi throughout the saga, but a reunion with old boss Pep Guardiola will have to wait for now.
The six-time Ballon d'Or winner also explained that defeats against Roma, Premier League champions Liverpool and Bayern Munich made him want to quit Barcelona.
The Argentine football star recently made a stunning U-turn on his career at Barcelona by accepting to stay until the end of his remaining one year contract.
While speaking with GOAL, Lionel Messi explained that his frustration started from the defeat the club suffered against Italian side Roma two years ago in the Champions League.
Also last two seasons' defeat against Liverpool Lionel Messi so livid.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Ansu Fati has written his name in the history books of Spain as he became the country's youngest scorer during their 4-0 win over Ukraine in the Nations League.
The 17-year-old was a pain in the neck on the Ukrainian defence as he made series of impressive dribbles.
Fati deservedly got his goal and it was an exquisite finish from the youngster after cutting in from the left-wing and unleashed a shot into the goalkeeper's left-hand corner for his side’s third goal Manchester City's new signing Ferran Torres wrapped up the scoring in the second half after coming off the bench to grab his first international goal.
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