Barcelona acknowledges that Lionel Messi Wants To Leave

FC Barcelona has acknowledge that Lionel Messi has informed the club about his intention to leave, the Associated Press has reported.

Reuters has also quoted a club source, also saying that Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave.

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According to source, the 33-year-old Messi, who joined the club in 2000 and has spent almost his entire career there, informed the club about his intention by sending a burofax, a service used in Spain to urgently send a document that requires proof to third parties.

Messi’s contract with Barca was said to expire in 2021.

The club is having urgent talks to discuss the situation, according to Catalan-language radio station RAC1.