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It is "Difficult" for Messi to Stay in Barcelona Says his Father Jorge Messi


Lionel Messi's father/agent, Jorge Messi, has admitted it will be “difficult” for Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona and that the 33-year-old star forward is very likely to leave the Camp Nou. 

A week of speculation and missed training sessions from Messi has now resulted in his father and agent, Jorge, arrive in Barcelona for talks with club president Josep Bartomeu to try and resolve the disagreement.

And on arrival in Barcelona, Messi Sr was asked about the chances of a compromise being reached, and also the links to City, who are waiting to see if they are able to make a move for the best player in the world.

 Jorge Messi said it would be difficult for his son to remain at Barcelona, but he 'doesn't know' about a move to City.

 Messi Sr was asked if his son would remain at Barcelona, to which he replied: "I don't know."

The report then asked if City was a good option, and whether he spoke to Pep Guardiola. Reports have suggested Guardiola advised Messi to remain at Barcelona before handing in his transfer request.

"I don't know, there is nothing," Messi Sr replied. "I didn't talk to Pep."

Finally, Jorge Messi was asked how he saw Lionel's future at Barcelona, with the reply: "Difficult, difficult."

Many journalists and Messi fans were waiting at the airport for Georgia, who arrived in Spain from Argentina. Jorge's only response was that he knew nothing. Messi announced his decision to leave the club last week. Messi has since left the club, starting on Monday.

Messi has been linked with a move away from the club since the end of the season. However, Barcelona officials say the deadline is June 10. Uncertainty and controversy exist over this.

The contract with Barcelona runs until June 2021. Barcelona have agreed a $ 700 million contract for Messi to leave the club.

Barcelona have also offered Messi a two-year extension. That means Messi will have to button for Barcelona for another 2022-23 season. But Messi reportedly turned down the offer. Messi said he could not agree with team management and coach Ronald Koeman.

Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave and believes he has activated a clause allowing him to leave the club for free. However, Barcelona insist the clause had expired and Messi is still their player.

Team officials are hoping for a favorable decision after discussions with Messi's father. In addition, Barcelona officials have asked for direct talks with Messi. Authorities hope Messi will reconsider his decision to leave the club after direct talks.

Messi has not met with team officials since announcing his decision to leave the club. Moreover, Messi has not made any public comment since his 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Messi, meanwhile, is reportedly set to move to Manchester City, the English Premier League club coached by former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.

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