Messi Threatens To Quit Barca?
Lionel Messi Threatens To Quit FC Barcelona?
FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is yet to sign a new deal at the club. Has he now threatened to quit the Catalans?
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The Argentine’s deal in Spain expires at the end of this season, and he has not yet committed his future to the club he joined at 13 years old.
In June, Barca announced that Messi had put pen to paper on a new contract, but it was later discovered that he had not, a revelation that surprised many.
With the club undergoing a shaky transfer window, Messi is said to be one of many concerned players in the Barca dressing room, and is apparently worried about the direction in which the club is moving.
According to a surprise report from Diario Gol, the 30-year-old has now threatened the Barca board with an exit, despite being tipped to sign a new contract.
Messi has reportedly made it clear that if he is to stay, the club must sign Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain – a transfer the board are said to be working on.
Barca recently lured Ousmane Dembele to Spain for a club record fee, while they are still said to be chasing Philippe Coutinho's signature.
Di Maria could cost the Spanish giants as much as £50 million (R841 million), but it could be money well spent if it means keeping Messi happy.
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