BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has referred to as off negotiations around renewing his contract with the club and is prepared to leave the Catalans when his current deal expires in 2021, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on Friday.
The report reported Messi and his father Jorge experienced started talking about renewing his last deal with the club, which was signed in 2017, but that he no for a longer time needs to remain at the Camp Nou.
The report extra that Messi is indignant about leaked media stories that appeared to make him look dependable for activities at the club, such as the January sacking of coach Ernesto Valverde, and that he is disappointed about the squad’s lack of top quality.
The Argentine’s reps and Barcelona did not quickly answer to requests for remark.
Messi, who turned 33 past month, scored his 700th job purpose on Tuesday towards Atletico Madrid, but the milestone strike finished in disappointment as Barca drew the recreation 2-2 in the latest blow to their bid to keep the Spanish title.
Barca path Actual Madrid by 4 factors in the title race with five games remaining after Authentic conquer Getafe 1- on Thursday.
Beforehand identified for his shy personality off the pitch, Messi has come to be extra vocal in his criticism of the club in the last 12 months.
In January he strike out at sporting director Eric Abidal, who he mentioned experienced implied players experienced led to Valverde currently being sacked.
In a February job interview with newspaper Mundo Deportivo, he declared the crew was not superior ample to earn this season’s Champions League.
Then in April, he criticized the board for implying players ended up not eager to take a pay-slash to aid the team’s fiscal complications during the coronavirus pandemic.