The footballer of the Spanish club “Barcelona” Lionel Messi announced his decision not to leave the club. This was reported on Friday, September 4, by the Sphera Sports portal.
“According to sources close to Sphera Sports, Leo Messi has already written a statement in which he confirms that he remains at Barça,” the publication writes on its Twitter.
On the eve it became known that the meeting of the father and the agent of the football player Lionel Messi with the Spanish club Barcelona on the issue of the Argentine’s departure from the team did not end with success. The conversation came to a standstill, as the management of the football club insisted that Messi stay under the contract until 2021 or pay € 700 million in compensation.
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About the intention to leave “Barcelona,” Messi said on August 25, the Spanish club’s management confirmed the information.
Later it became known about the negotiations of the Argentinean with the head coach of FC Manchester City Josep Guardiola about the transfer. Manchester City is ready to offer Barcelona € 100 million for Messi, as well as the footballers Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva and Eric Garcia.
At the same time, the British media reported that the Spanish club could sell Messi to the English club for € 280 million with a surcharge.