Man City transfer news LIVE Lionel Messi ‘to make statement’ on future plus Koulibaly update
Lionel Messi’s father gives fresh update on contract talks with Barcelona after Man City admission
Lionel Messi could remain at Barcelona for another season, his father has admitted, after holding talks with the club to attempt to resolve his contract dispute.
Jorge Messi, who is his son’s agent,that it would be ‘difficult’ for Lionel to remain at Barcelona, saying he had not spoken to or Pep Guardiola about a potential move.
City continue to be linked withbut will wait until his contract situation is resolved to discover whether a move would be viable.
But after Messi Sr held talks with Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu yesterday, it appears he is no closer to leaving the Spanish side, who insist he has another year on his contract. Messi believes he has activated a clause allowing him to leave for free and he is no longer a Barcelona player.