LIONEL MESSI has reportedly told new boss Ronald Koeman that he does NOT see his future at Barcelona.
Lionel Messi has told Ronald Koeman he does not see his future at Barcelona[/caption]
Messi apparently ended his summer holiday early for the heart-to-heart on Thursday.
And the legendary forward added that he sees himself more “out of the club than in it.”
Messi has long been thought to be unhappy at Barcelona following turmoil on and off the pitch.
Their meek surrender of LaLiga to Real Madrid, coupled with a humiliating Champions League exit against Bayern Munich, saw both boss Quique Setien and director of football Eric Abidal axed.
Messi has just one year left on his Catalan contract.
Manchester City are reportedly interested as Pep Guardiola ponders a stunning Premier League reunion.
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But Europa League finalists Inter Milan are the favourites to sign Messi should he leave.
It’s no secret that Barcelona are keen on Lautaro Martinez and could be tempted to do a deal following Messi’s reported revelation.
Barca fans now face an anxious wait to see if their club’s recent internal and external woes really will result in the loss of arguably world football’s best-ever player.