Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
Rumors had it that the Argentine Captain will be moving to Manchester City after he was given a blank cheque but declined the offer to still pledge his allegiance to Barcelona football club. The 6 time Ballon D’or winner actually has a clause in his contract that allows his to terminate his deal at the end of every season which he hasn’t resorted to that option yet and guess what, Carles Puyol And Andres Iniesta also had the same offer in their various contracts. Even though Lionel Messi recently slammed their director of football Eric Abidal, he still remains the clubs number one no matter the situation he finds himself in.
Currently, Barcelona players are taking a 70 percent pay decrease due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus but the shocking thing is that Lionel Messi is still going to stay at Barcelona and might probably retire with the club. Information gathered from close sources also say that Lionel Messi has made up his mind on retiring with Barcelona for the good things they have done for him.