Lionel Messi will miss Barcelona’s closing sport of the 2020/21 season, the membership has confirmed – sparking extra hypothesis over the celebrity’s future.
The Catalan membership had been knocked out of the LaLiga title race final week as they had been overwhelmed 2-1 by Celta Vigo.
Whereas Atletico Madrid and Actual Madrid will battle it out on the ultimate day, Barca face backside facet Eibar in a useless rubber.
It’s the first time for 13 years the Nou Camp outfit has completed exterior the highest two in what has been a massively disappointing season – regardless of successful the Copa del Rey.
Now the membership’s star participant Lionel Messi, who’s out of contract on the finish of the season, has been given permission to overlook the Eibar conflict – with the maestro granted an prolonged interval of relaxation forward of this summer time’s Copa America.
The membership posted on Twitter: “Leo Messi just isn’t coaching in the present day with the coach’s permission and won’t play towards Eibar.”
Hypothesis continues to encompass Messi’s future along with his contract up this summer time.
If he does determine to go away, then the choice means he’ll have already got performed his closing sport for the membership he has spent his whole profession at.
Final summer time, Messi instructed Barcelona he needed to go away and needed to activate a clause in his contract that may enable him to depart for nothing.
Barcelona fought Messi and argued that the clause had in actual fact expired and the Argentine was compelled to remain.
His relationship with the membership’s hierarchy improved following Josep Maria Bartomeu’s departure whereas ally Joan Laporta was elected as president.
After a comparatively gradual begin to the season, he completed with 38 objectives in all competitions, together with 30 in LaLiga.
Messi may nonetheless but signal a brand new contract with the membership, with Barca reportedly hoping their plans to usher in Sergio Aguero on a free switch from Man City could persuade him to remain.
The Solar reported final week that Man City’s curiosity in Messi continues to be very actual, in a deal that may see the Argentine reunited along with his former Barca supervisor Pep Guardiola, however they must pay him £500,000-a-week after tax.
Paris Saint-Germain are additionally within the operating, the place he may hyperlink up with ex-teammate Neymar.
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