Lionel Messi is yet to make a decision on his FC Barcelona future and is waiting to see how the rest of the season plays out.
Messi, who has been with Barcelona since he was 12 years old, shocked the footballing world in August by declaring his intention to leave the Camp Nou by way of a transfer request. Manchester City have denied making any offers for the Barcelona star Lionel Messi and reportedly it has been left ‘up to him’ to decide his future.
Messi’s spokesperson has also restated that the Argentina forward will choose whether to leave or stay at the end of the season, having announced his intention to do so in an interview in December.
Messi has resettled at the Nou Camp this season since requesting to be released from his contract the previous summer, when Pep Guardiola and City were viewed as the leaders to sign him. Shy of going into a lawful argument about an agreement provision that would have permitted him a free exchange, Messi remained however is presently allowed to talk with different clubs outside Spain, with Paris Saint-Germain likewise intrigued, having gone into the most recent half year of his present arrangement.
However, Messi is keen to find out the result of next month’s presidential election and what the winner will offer to him both in financial and sporting incentives, before making a call on the next step in his career.
Lionel Messi is now free to speak to clubs outside of Spain about finally leaving Barcelona in the summer but – despite last year’s transfer request – does he still want to leave?
After the resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu and his entire board, will Messi still leave or carry on playing for the club? Will he be reunited with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City? Will he play for ex spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain? Will he fly straight to the United States to play in MLS? Or will he finish his career as a one-club man and stay with Barcelona?
All questions remain unanswered until the summer transfer window opens up and Lionel Messi himself decided what his future would be at the club football level.