It could be the end of an era for Lionel Messi and Barcelona after the Argentinian has reportedly told the club he wants to leave.
Messi, who was won six Ballon d Or’s and 10 La Liga titles with Barcelona, has expressed his desire to walk away from the club wishing to activate a clause in his current contract.
It comes as Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League quarter-final to Bayern Munich 8-2, as well as the Spanish giants enduring their first trophyless season in 12 years.
The Barcelona superstar is contracted to June 30 next year, but wishes to activate a clause in his contract which means he could walk out as a free agent.
However, that clause was only until May, and now Messi’s team wants that clause extended to the end of August and the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Barcelona won’t budge though as they still believe that he should stick to his contract, commanding any team that wants to sign him they may have to activate the €700 million ($1.15 billion) buyout clause.