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The French newspaper “le10sport” triggered a heavy caliber surprise about the desire of Argentine star Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona, Spain, at the end of the current season, for several reasons, the foremost of which is the economic crisis in which the Blaugrana lives due to the cessation of sports activity, which is a major reason in studying The Argentine flea leaves the Catalan team at the end of the current season, noting that Messi has a clause in his current contract, giving him the right to leave the team free of charge.
The newspaper said that the economic crisis that Barca suffers is one of the most important reasons that might cause the Argentine flea to leave the ranks of the team, especially that the club management will not be able to implement his great material demands to extend his contract, and that the player and his family are beginning to seriously think to leave Barcelona Especially, Messi will reject any demands to reduce his salary in order to renew his contract with the club.
The newspaper pointed out that there is a reason that could motivate Lionel to leave Barcelona, which is the inability of the Barca administration to meet one of the requests of the Argentine star to include the Brazilian Neymar da Silva, stressing that the player had an agreement with the club management to contract with his old friend either last summer or the current one, This is difficult in light of the financial crisis, as the Catalan team officials put Laotaro Martinez, the star of Inter Milan, as a priority in the contracts during the next summer Mercato.
The newspaper pointed out that since Messi announced his abandonment and the Barca stars about 70% of their contracts to face the current crisis due to the outbreak of “Corona” virus, no one from the Catalan club officials contacted him to discuss renewing his contract.
The newspaper added that another obstacle in the way of renewing Messi’s contract with Barca is the current management of the Catalan club, headed by Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of the club, where the Argentine believes that the resignation of 6 members of the Barcelona Board of Directors during the recent period by order of Bartomeo, reinforces the existence of suspicions Corruption that was reported by the press during the last period.
The player also feels the difficulty of dealing with the current administration after its recent crises with the players, which appeared in the fiery statements between the player and the French player Abidal, the sporting director of the club, and Bartomeo does not seem to be ready to give up the club’s presidential seat until the end of his term next summer.
Messi participated in 718 games in Barcelona shirt, during which he scored 627 goals, and achieved 34 championships, and crowned many individual awards, most notably the Golden Ball Award for the best player in the world 6 times, and since the beginning of the current season, the Argentine star played 31 games with Barcelona in various Competitions, during which he scored 24 goals and made 16 others.
Barcelona tops the Spanish league standings table this season, with 58 points, two points ahead of the traditional rivals Real Madrid, runners-up with 56 points, as the outbreak of the Corona virus caused all major European leagues to stop during the current time.
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