Barcelona confirm Messi intends to leave club immediately after turbulent season.
The Catalan giants have reportedly received a burofax from the Argentinean superstar declaring that he wants to move on to pastures new.
Barcelona issue defiant response as Messi stuns club chiefs with exit request
The Argentinean star has shocked the Catalan giants by informing them of his intentions to leave but they are not willing to let him depart without a fight.
Luis Suarez and Carles Puyol react to news of Lionel Messi's Barcelona exit wish. Reports from Spain and Argentina on Tuesday claimed that the six-time Ballon d'Or winner is ready to move on from the Nou CampLionel Messi leaves Barça after talks with new boss Ronald Koeman. Lionel Messi decided to leave Barcelona after new boss Ronald Koeman tells him: "The privileges are over," and he told Messi "you have to think about the team" - reports from Argentine and Spanish press.
Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club. This is it, he's actually off.
Lionel Messi earns £988,000-a-week at Barcelona as a basic salary. That's some wages to take on. Many teams in Europe can't afford to pay for this sum, guess he'll be going for a pay cut.
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