- Lionel Messi stated that his son Thiago does not want him to leave Barcelona
- The six-time Ballon d'Or winner explained that Thiago cried for him not to leave
- Messi has been linked with a move to join Premier League side Manchester City
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Lionel Messi has explained that his eldest son Thiago cried for him not to leave Spanish side Barcelona after watching his father being talked about on the television.
It was a big battle for Barcelona chiefs and fans, but at last, Lionel Messi has agreed to remain at Nou Camp until the end of his contract.
The Argentina international was angry with the embarrassing defeat Barcelona suffered against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
He told the club's chiefs afterwards that he wants to leave the Nou Camp even though he has one more year left on his current contract.
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His father traveled to Barcelona from Argentina to have a showdown talks with the Catalans chiefs over the future of his son.
While speaking with GOAL, Lionel Messi explained that his son challenged him and cried that they should not leave Spain.
“Thiago yes, he is older. He heard something on TV and found out something and asked. I didn't want him to know anything about being forced to leave, to have to live in a new school, or make new friends.
“He cried to me and said, ‘Let's not go’. I repeat that it was hard, really.
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.
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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