Trouble for Barcelona: Angry Lionel Messi wants to ‘leave’

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Lionel Messi.

Having previously denied that he ever wants to leave La Liga giants Barcelona FC, the Argentine superstar Lionel Messi seem to have made his mind.

The Catalan captain Messi as per reports is angry and has called off negotiations on his new deal with Barcelona FC.

The current deal expires in 2021, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on Friday.

The report said Messi and his father Jorge had begun discussing renewing his last deal with the club, which was signed in 2017, but that he no longer wishes to stay at the Camp Nou.

The report added that Messi is angry about leaked media reports that appeared to make him seem responsible for events at the club, such as the January sacking of coach Ernesto Valverde, and that he is frustrated about the squad’s lack of quality.

Messi, who turned 33 last month, scored his 700th career goal on Tuesday against Atletico Madrid, but the milestone strike ended in disappointment as Barca drew the game 2-2 in the latest blow to its bid to retain the Spanish title.

Barca trails Real Madrid by four points in the title race with five games remaining after Real beat Getafe 1-0 on Thursday.

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