The Argentine superstar, who has played for the Catalan giants since 2004 and who is the club’s all-time record goalscorer, shocked millions of fans on 25 August, when he announced that he wants to leave the club. The 33-year-old even made a provocative move when he skipped the team’s coronavirus testing.
Messi has returned to Barcelona’s training ground for the first time since he sent a transfer request to the club’s officials asking to leave, an AFP correspondent has reported. The athlete will take part in his first sessions under Barcelona’s new boss Ronald Koeman, who was appointed followng the club’s humiliating defeat in the Champions League. The athlete will take part in his first training sessions under Barcelona’s new boss Ronald Koeman, who was appointed following the club’s humiliating defeat in the Champions League.
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Koeman is rumoured to be the straw that broke the GOAT’s back. After he was appointed, the Dutchman, who has himself played for Barcelona and helped the club win four domestic titles, allegedly told Messi that his privileges in the squad were over and that he has to think about the team. After that reported conversation, Messi decided to leave the club.