Koeman told Messi ‘your privileges in the squad are OVER’ during showdown talks over his future

Lionel Messi decided to hand in a transfer ask for following he was explained to ‘your privileges in the squad are over’ by new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman.

The 33-year-previous experienced been thinking of his long term at the Nou Camp following a trophyless year finished with a humiliating 8-two defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League, which prompted the sacking of coach Quique Setien   

Koeman was immediately mounted as Setién’s alternative, following which Messi reportedly explained to the Dutchman that he saw himself ‘more out of the club than in it’ possessing cut limited his holiday getaway to fulfill the Dutchman. 

Lionel Messi sent his bombshell following talks with new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman

Argentine news outlet Diario Olé promises at a assembly Koeman explained to Messi: ‘Your privileges in the squad are above, you have to do every little thing for the staff. I’m going to be rigid, you have to feel about the staff.’

The frank trade reportedly certain Messi that now is the time for him to depart the club.

The spectacular shift piled the tension on Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu. 

Followers were being read shouting ‘Bartomeu resign!’ exterior the club’s headquarters but the president on Tuesday night time insisted he is not thinking of resigning.

Fans gathered outside the club’s offices to call for president Josep Maria Bartomeu to resign

Followers collected exterior the club’s workplaces to call for president Josep Maria Bartomeu to resign

Barcelona fans were heard shouting ‘Bartomeu resign!’ outside the club’s headquarters

Barcelona fans were being read shouting ‘Bartomeu resign!’ exterior the club’s headquarters

Messi communicated to Barcelona by using fax on Tuesday that he desires to depart the club on a absolutely free transfer this summertime.

The extraordinary development likely puts the 33-year-previous in access of a spectacular shift to Manchester Metropolis and a reunion with Pep Guardiola. 

Manchester United, PSG, Inter Milan and Juventus are also showing early curiosity.

Talisman Messi has reportedly made up his mind to leave Barcelona this summer

Talisman Messi has reportedly produced up his thoughts to depart Barcelona this summer 

The Argentine journalist near to the player, Veronica Brunati, broke the story on Tuesday and it was subsequently verified by resources near to the Catalan club.

Messi’s daring shift was straight away praised by Carles Puyol who tweeted: ‘Respect and admiration Leo. All my assist, amigo.’ 

Puyol’s tweet was then applauded in a reply from Luis Suarez. 

Messi’s discontent is nothing new but the chance of a absolutely free transfer is.

The attacker's future has been cast into doubt after a poor season for the club on and off pitch

The attacker’s long term has been forged into doubt following a very poor year for the club on and off pitch

Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol praised the move and Luis Suarez applauded his tweet

Previous Barcelona captain Carles Puyol praised the shift and Luis Suarez applauded his tweet

The recommendation is that Messi believes a clause in his agreement allowing him
to stroll away for nothing is still valid simply because the year finished in August and not Might simply because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Barcelona say the deadline for Messi to depart for absolutely free passed in June and will contest the player’s argument that the deadline altered when the year was rearranged following lockdown.

Messi is supposed to report for the new year on Sunday for a scheduled coronavirus exam but has no intention of assembly up with new coach Ronald Koeman or attending Monday’s subsequent first coaching session. 

Reports claim Messi was left angry and frustrated after meeting new boss Ronald Koeman

Stories claim Messi was remaining offended and annoyed following assembly new manager Ronald Koeman 


Person Metropolis – 6/4

Inter Milan – three/one

PSG – three/one

Juventus – 4/one

Person Utd – thirteen/two

Any MLS Club – 12/one

Liverpool – 14/one

Leeds – twenty/one

Any Argentinian Club – 25/one

Bayern Munich – 35/one

Chelsea – fifty/one

Lazio – 100/one

Newcastle – 100/one

Napoli – a hundred twenty five/one

Actual Madrid – 150/one

Odds courtesy of Betfair 

The bombshell opens the way to a few very various situations:

  • The club could simply just point to Messi’s €700million (£620m) release clause and stick to their perception that his likelihood to depart on a absolutely free passed in June.
  • They could acknowledge that he desires to go and open negotiations to buy-out the remaining year of his deal as they are performing with Suarez.
  • Or Messi’s shift could spark outrage among the the club’s supporters and a vote of no-self-confidence in president Josep Bartomeu forcing elections.

The first of those a few solutions is likely to be their first reaction. 

But there is a growing perception all around the club that at the very least component of the club’s board want Messi to depart.

The former Barcelona president Joan Laporta accused Bartomeu of seeking to offer Messi in a tweet released on Tuesday.

‘I suspect they want to offer Messi,’ he stated. ‘Poor Barça in the fingers of these incompetents.’

Messi earns €50m (£44m) net a year and that charges the club near to €100m (£88m) gross a year with tax payments.

The pandemic has remaining the club fearing a €300 (£3265m) hole in revenue for future year.

The wage bill – by now generating up 60 per cent of income pre-pandemic – would now swallow up 80 per cent of revenue and the club desperately require to reduce it.

Barcelona’s stance towards Messi has altered considerably given that the 8-two exit to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

PSG, Inter, Juventus, Manchester United and Manchester City are linked with the Argentine

PSG, Inter, Juventus, Manchester United and Manchester Metropolis are connected with the Argentine

President Bartomeu has not spoken to the club captain given that the debacle and new coach Koeman has by now stated he does not want any one at the club who does not want to be there.

Messi has now produced it distinct he desires out.

And Barcelona ought to decide how to respond as Manchester Metropolis direct the smaller clutch of European clubs who would be ready to pay out his wages all beginning to ponder if the extremely hard signing is now on.