Barcelona captain, Lionel Mess, has informed the club’s new manager, Ronald Koeman, that he saw himself closer to leaving the Blaugrana than to remain at Camp Nou.
News Nigeria reports that Messi communicated to Koeman his intentions for next season during a meeting persisted Thursday afternoon at the house of Argentina captain.
The 33-year-old told the Dutchman that he doesn’t see a transparent future for Barcelona while conveying his discomfort and displeasure at things the Catalan club was experiencing after their 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich within the Champions League last week.
At this meeting, Koeman also explained his project to Messi.
Recall that Messi had told Barcelona that he wants to go away the club this summer following their Champions League’s exit within the hands of Bayern.
Koeman, who took over from Quique Setién, had described Messi because the best player within the world during his official unveiling on Wednesday, adding that he wants Messi to remain at Barca.
Koeman said: “I don’t know if I even have to convince Messi.
“He is that the best player within the world, and you would like the simplest player within the world in your team, not on the opposite side.”