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Lionel Messi has reportedly told Barcelona he wants to leave now following the club’s latest Champions League humiliation.
According to Marcelo Bechler, the captain has really had enough after losing 8-2 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and wants out.
Messi is frustrated with the way the club is run, Barca’s poor planning, and a source reckons they’ve never seen the captain this way before and ready to quit.
There was a rumour earlier this season that Messi was fed up and thinking of leaving when his contract expires, but it seems the Bayern thrashing has convinced him enough is enough.
The club is scheduled to have a board meeting on Monday, where it’s expected Quique Setien will be fired, and perhaps this news is designed to put pressure on the board.
Of course given the way the club had been run recently it can’t be ruled out that Messi has really decided enough is enough.
Yet it’s worth pointing out that even if Messi does want to leave now he is still contracted to the club for another season and his buyout clause stands at €700 million.