‘I’m gone’ – Messi tells Barcelona as more revelations emerge

Spanish football expert, Guillem Balague has revealed that Lionel Messi “stopped being a Barcelona player” last week.

He said Messi has told the club that he has already left the Catalan giants.

“Right now, I can tell you what his side are saying,” Balague told ESPN.

“He has stopped being a Barcelona player from August 25 when he sent the recorded delivery letter saying, ‘I’m gone’.

“So, from this point of view in his mind he’s not a Barcelona player anymore,” he added.

Speaking on the prospect of the Argentine maestro joining Premier League side, Manchester City, the sports expert added, “There will be a meeting between Jorge Messi, his agent and Josep Bartomeu the president of Barcelona.

“Right now they are in different extremes. Jorge Messi is saying ‘we want to leave for free’ but Bartomeu is saying ‘we’re not letting you go’.

“City are waiting. If they say it costs £100million plus his wages, they won’t be able to pay all that because of Financial Fair Play.”

More News

President Buhari to Embark on Eight-Day Visit to Saudi Arabia, Perform Umrah

On Tuesday morning, President Muhammadu Buhari will begin an eight-day state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he is expected to perform...

Senator-Elect Yar’Adua Commits to Delivering Change for Katsina Central District

Senator-elect Abdul’aziz Yar’Adua of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Katsina Central Senatorial District has vowed to deliver on his campaign promises to the...

Police Arrest Suspect in Brutal Killing of Pregnant Girlfriend in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has arrested Philibus Ibrahim, who allegedly strangled his pregnant girlfriend, 22-year-old Theresa Yakubu, in Tudun Wada Local Government Area...

2023 Polls: Group warns Governor Matawalle over inciting comments, blaming Nigerian military

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER), a Civil Society Organisation, has accused Governor Bello Matawalle of displaying undemocratic tendencies following his...