Lionel Messi has grown restless at Barcelona and may leave the club this summer, according to reports in Spain.
The Argentine, who has a €700m release clause with the contract set to run out in June 2021 is closely monitored by Inter or Manchester City while Manchester United have been urged to pursue a bid for the six-time Ballon D’Or winner.
However, La Pulga has remained absolutely silent throughout the speculation and hasn’t spoken publicly since the 8-2 Champions League demolition in the hands of Bayern Munich.
RAC 1 states that Lionel Messi has already had one brief meeting with new coach Ronald Koeman, in which the forward said he felt ‘more out than in’ at Camp Nou. Interestingly, the ESPN claim that some of the board members would be happy listening to offers for a Messi sale.
It had also been reported there was a clause allowing Messi to leave for free a year before the expiry, although it’s not clear what the dates or circumstances are for that being allowed to happen.
Inter and Manchester City are the only realistic destinations for Messi if he decides to change club this summer.