Lionel Messi ‘tells Barcelona’s hierarchy he wants to LEAVE this summer after becoming frustrated’… just days after dismal Champions League defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich
- Lionel Messi cut a disillusioned figure in Barcelona’s defeat to Bayern Munich
- Esporte Interativo claim he is demanding an immediate move away this summer
- Messi has grown increasingly frustrated with the lack of planning at Barcelona
- He has also become isolated after they failed to win the two major trophies
Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club this summer following their Champions League failure on Friday, according to reports in Brazil.
Messi cut a disillusioned figure as the Catalan giants crashed out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage in Lisbon after suffering an 8-2 hammering by Bayern Munich.
It has reportedly led Messi to consider his future – and Brazilian outlet Esporte Interativo claim that he is demanding an immediate exit having grown frustrated at the lack of planning at the club.
Lionel Messi has reportedly told Barcelona he wants to leave the club immediately
The Argentina star cut a desolate figure as Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League
The report adds that Messi has become more isolated at the club than ever before after his wait for his first Champions League title since 2015 continued on Friday.
Messi also cut a desolate figure last month after his side were pipped to the LaLiga title in by arch rivals Real Madrid, which was their first league title since 2017.
The 33-year-old criticised his team-mates after conceding the title to Zinedine Zidane’s side and warned them they would have to perform much better in Portugal this month.
Messi is annoyed with the way club president Josep Bartomeu and the board are taking them
He is also isolated after Quique Setien’s side failed to win LaLiga or the Champions League
But despite a Messi-inspired performance seeing them past Napoli, they were embarrassed by the Bundesliga champions to leave Messi further frustrated.
The news comes after reports that Manchester City believe that they are best placed to sign the Argentina star.
The report claimed Man City would pay ‘whatever it takes’ to lure him over to the Etihad Stadium and reunite with former manager Pep Guardiola.
It comes after reports that Pep Guardiola’s Man City are doing whatever it takes to sign him
City could however face competition from Inter Milan, with their former director Massimiliano Mirabelli claiming his signing ‘is more than a dream’ for the club.
But City’s reportedly believe that they will be at the front of the queue if the six-time Ballon d’Or winner decides to seek a new challenge.
Messi has spent 12 months battling club president Josep Bartomeu and the Nou Camp hierarchy regarding the direction the club is heading in currently.