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Report: Lionel Messi can leave Barcelona to join a more ‘competitive’ team



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According to El Pais, Lionel Messi is currently worried about FC Barcelona. Messi’s main worry is that he doesn’t have a competitive team. He does not mind taking a pay cut and joining a team that is more balanced than Barça.

Although Barça has the squad with the second-youngest average age in La Liga (26.4) behind Real Sociedad (26.2), the team’s backbone is over 30-years-old: Piqué (33), Alba (31), Busquets (31), Suárez (33) and Messi (33). 

Earlier, Barça president Josep Bartomeu stated that “he has no doubts that Messi will renew”. Also, Manchester City coach and former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola also “wants Messi to stay at FC Barcelona”.

However, as things stand, Messi no longer feels connected to the club. The institutional mess, Bartomeu, and lack of competitiveness have pushed him further away from Camp Nou.

It would be splashy to say that the Argentine will leave Barcelona, but one thing is clear: it will not be easy to renew his contract under the team’s current environment and the club’s stance.

Source: El Pais

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