According to the Italian Sports Bible, there are several reasons for this. They are related to the dismissal of Argentinean coach Ernesto Valverde, the method of work of new mentor Kike Setien, as well as the recent scandals between Messi and sports director Eric Abidal.
Yesterday it became clear about the rift between the Frenchman and the six-time Golden Ball winner. Even the president of the club, Josep Maria Bartomeu, intervened, who, after making emergency telephone calls with the two, decided to leave Abidal in office. Last week, the Flea and Gerard Pique nearly got into a workout.
This raised doubts that Messi could leave. Such a thing was considered unthinkable, as the Argentine football star repeatedly acknowledged his love for Barcelona as a football club and as a city.
Catalan media approached claim that Messi will never leave Camp Nou, but their publications themselves no longer sound so convincing and convey a great fear that the impossible could become reality.
There are currently only a few teams that can afford Lionel Messi. First comes Manchester City, where former Barca Pep Guardiola coach works. Manchester United are also interested.
Next comes PSG, where the Argentine can finally reunite with his friend Neymar after Barcelona repeatedly fails to return the Brazilian.
Among the big contenders is the Italian champion Juventus, where two of the biggest stars of world football can meet – Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The financial power of the owners of Inter by the Chinese company Suning should also be remembered.