Lionel Messi is reportedly set to depart Laliga giants Barcelona in 2021 when his contract runs out.
According to Spanish radio network Cadena Ser Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his current deal with the club and is ready to leave the Catalans next year.
Messi and his father, Jorge, had begun talks over renewing his latest contract, which was signed back in 2017.
But they no longer wish to advance negotiations and ESPN report that the reasons behind the decision are down to a several off-field bust-ups.
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It is reported that Messi is angry with Barca’s board about leaked media reports that appeared to make him seem responsible for events at the club.
This included being accused of being the key factor behind the January sacking of coach Ernesto Valverde.
The 33-year-old is also allegedly frustrated about the quality of Barcelona’s squad.
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Source: Complete Sports