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Reports: Lionel Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave

Lionel Messi has told Barcelona that he wants to leave the club this summer.

Major media outlets in Spain and Argentina report this afternoon that Messi faxed his decision to the Catalan club.

The 33-year-old has become disillusioned with the leadership at Barcelona and will now seek a way out.

Alfredo Martinez of Onda Cero says Messi plans to use an exit clause that allows him to unilaterally terminate his Barcelona contract.

He also reports that the Barca board has called an emergency meeting to discuss Messi’s decision.

TyC Sports adds that although the clause expired in May, his camp believes it can be extended to August due to the season being elongated.

Barcelona deny this and are willing to go to court to enforce the clase if necessary.

Manchester City, Manchester United, PSG and even Real Madrid have been linked with the Argentine icon in recent days.


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