– Lionel Messi’s future at the Camp Nou remains a talking point as it is in doubt
– The Argentine had a one-on-one discussion with new manager Ronald Koeman
– Messi is reportedly furious that details of the meeting have been made public by the club
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Lionel Messi had a confidential chat with Barcelona new boss Ronald Koeman hours after the tactician was announced the manager, but details of the discussion were made public.
Latest reports from Argentina have it that the playmaker is furious with the club for leaking details of the conversation to the media.
Upon confirmation of his appointment, Koeman assured the club’s fans that he will try his best to make sure that Lionel Messi ends his career at the Nou Camp.
The manager met with the embattled Argentine star and hours later, reports surfaced that Messi told the new boss that he does not see his future at the Nou Camp.
Radio RAC1 reported that the 33-year-old’s meeting with the manager was not that fruitful as the Argentine is already considering leaving the Catalans.
The report added that Messi even ended his summer holiday on Thursday, August 20, in order for him to sort out his future with the Barcelona chiefs.
And Argentinian news outlet Clarin have now stated that Messi has been left ‘furious’ that news of the meeting has been made public.
They claim that Messi has been left angry by the fact that the source of the leak – RAC1 – regularly backs president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
It adds that the multiple Ballon d’Or winner thinks the Barcelona management intentionally fed the radio station the information just to paint him a bad guy.
However, his future at the club remains unclear amid reports that several other clubs are jostling for his signature.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi could be reuniting with former team-mate Neymar as latest reports have it that French club and Champions League finalists Paris Saint Germain are set to battle for the Argentine’s signature.
The multiple Ballon d’Or winner could finally leave Barcelona this summer as the club’s board continues to debate the possible transfer of the Argentine star as some are in favour of selling the superstar.
The 33-year-old is visibly furious with the club management and has threatened to quit the Catalan club any moment from now.
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