To the surprise of no one, reports suggest that Lionel Messi has ceased contract negotiations with Barcelona and is eyeing an exit from the club.
Over the past year, The Goat has been increasingly vocal over his unhappiness with Barca’s board, management and roster composition. His specific issues reportedly include:
- Not acquiring Neymar last summer
- Acquiring Antoine Griezmann instead
- The sacking of Ernesto Valverde
- Barca’s board suggesting Messi supported that sacking
- The aging roster
- Barca’s rumored financial issues
If Messi were to leave Barcelona, where could he go? Read our Lionel Messi next club odds article for more information.