Major media outlets in Spain and Argentina report this afternoon that Messi faxed his decision to the Catalan club.
🚨 ÚLTIMO MOMENTO 🚨
Messi le comunicó al Barcelona que quiere abandonar el club. Se acogería a la cláusula de su contrato que le permite rescindir unilateralmente al final de cada temporada.https://t.co/N5V9ygBhle
— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) August 25, 2020
🚨🚨🚨 ¡¡¡Messi comunica al Barça que quiere irse!!! https://t.co/10AJbGnhP9
— MARCA (@marca) August 25, 2020
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.
Reunión de urgencia de parte de la Junta directiva del Barcelona con un ambiente muy complicado en estos momentos.
— Alfredo Martínez (@Alfremartinezz) August 25, 2020
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.