Sport: Lionel Messi set to remain in Barcelona - Gives Reasons

Argentine and 6 times Ballon D’ Or winner, Lionel Messi has made a u-turn by breaking in silence over his feature at the Catalan club.

Messi’s commitment to Barcelona has come into doubts following his demands to leave Nou camp after the 8-2 humiliation to UEFA Champions league champions, Bayern Munich.

According to Lionel Messi, he said “I thought and was sure that I was free to leave, the president always said that at the end of the season I could decide if I stayed or not.

He further said the board steaked to the fact that he did not say it before June 10.

He said at that time, ”we were competing for La Liga in the middle of this awful coronavirus and this disease altered all the season”.

And this is the reason why I am going to continue in the club. Now I am going to continue in the club because the president told me that the only way to leave was to pay the €700 million (£624m) clause, and that this is impossible.” He said.

By Mudiaga

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