Lionel Messi’s father and agent Jorge Messi has landed in Barcelona for crunch talks with the club about his son’s future.
According to Sky Sports, Jorge Messi boarded a private jet taking him to Spain from Rosario in Argentina and landed in the private terminal of the Barcelona-El Prat airport at around 6.45am British time.
He is due to meet Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and the rest of the Barcelona board to resolve the conflict between player and club over the forward’s contract situation.
Jorge had admitted earlier to Spanish television programme El Chiringuito that it is unlikely that Messi will remain at Barcelona.
But “there is nothing yet” about a possible move to Manchester City since Jorge hasn’t spoken to Pep Guardiola.
Meanwhile, Messi has emphasized that his heart is no longer at Barcelona by failing to report for coronavirus testing at the club’s training complex which meant he wasn’t eligible to attend new Barça boss Ronald Koeman’s first training session on Monday afternoon.
The 33-year-old who has been playing for Barcelona for 20 years, informed the club last week that he wants to leave on free transfer as stipulated in his contract.
But the club has insisted that he can only leave if €700 million will be paid since he missed the initial deadline for his free transfer request.