Lionel Messi has gone through a turbulent patch at Barcelona over the past few seasons. However, it seemed like the Argentine forward had reached his boiling point this season with the club in August after he had reportedly sent a burofax to the board stating that he wanted out.
However, Messi’s potential move out of Camp Nou was blocked and the 33-year-old was kept at the club against his will. Having said that, Messi’s performances this season speak for itself about his morale at the club. The captain has only four goals from open play this season and has been a shadow of his past form.
Nonetheless, it seems like Messi’s tenure at Barcelona is now coming to an end as his contract expires next summer in June. Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are currently the forerunners to land Leo Messi next summer.
A report from Diaro GOL now states that Lionel Messi could leave the Camp Nou next summer on a bitter note. The report states that Messi has fallen out with six senior players and does not talk to them anymore. It seems like these players have now blacklisted Leo Messi.
The players in question are Riqui Puig, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Ousmane Dembele, Miralem Pjanic, Samuel Umtiti, and Junior Firpo. It seems like apart from Ter Stegen, it is the younger generation that has fallen out with Messi. Leo still has the backing of Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, and Gerard Pique, however, these veteran players have already fallen down the pecking order at Barca could be on their way out of the club sooner than ever.
This seems to be quite an unfortunate ending for Lionel Messi at Barcelona. The South American forward has won everything there is to win at the Catalan club and is the club’s greatest ever player as well, however, the way he is being treated currently seems to be the exact opposite.