Speculation indicates the possibility of the Argentine star Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona, especially that his contract expires next summer, which was confirmed by the Spanish newspaper “MARCA”, and also determined his next destination as well.
Carlos Carpio said in an article in the newspaper that one of his trusted sources told him a little more than a month ago, shortly after Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned on October 27 from the presidency of FC Barcelona. That “Messi is still ready to leave Barcelona and has not changed his mind.”
He added that the source clarified that the arrival of a new club president is unlikely to change Messi’s decision to leave, as he has become convinced that his career with Barcelona has reached its last leg, as he will reach 33 years at the end of his contract next June, and wants to continue winning the Champions League. And the golden ball again.
And the writer continued that Messi achieving his two main goals will be impossible in Barcelona next season, in light of the suffocating financial crisis that hinders the renewal of the team’s blood with big deals that restore his vitality and former glory.
The writer pointed out that Messi’s decision to leave “Camp Nou” is not related to whoever wins the club’s presidential elections on the 24th of this month, whether it is Joan Laporta, Victor Font or anyone else, because there is not much that anyone can do to build a competitive team. Rapidly.
The writer stresses that if nothing happens that deserves to persuade Messi to refrain from leaving, his next destination will be Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain, noting that despite his association more strongly with his former coach Pep Guardiola’s team last summer, the French champion has winning cards.
The most prominent of Saint Germain’s papers was the camaraderie between his Brazilian star Neymar and Messi, and the club could also use the money it would get from the possible sale of Kilian Mbappe to Real Madrid to cover the high costs of contracting with the Argentine star who gets the highest salary in the world.