Lionel Messi set to stay at Barcelona

Lionel Messi looks set to stay at Barcelona FC. Consequently the Argentinian legend has resigned himself to the fact that he will have to see out his contract and stay at the club for another season.

Lionel Messi set to stay at Barcelona: Messi had hoped to leave the club on a free transfer this summer.  He was heavily linked with Manchester City having played under Pep Guardiola at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona insist that he is contracted for another season. Specifically that his £600 million release clause would have to be paid.

Furthermore, the six time Ballon d’or winner has become frustrated at the quality of new signings at the Catalan giants. Barcelona’s 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League was said to be the final straw for Messi.

Meanwhile his team mate Luis Suarez looks set to move to Juventus.

Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentine professional footballer. He plays as a forward and captains both La Liga club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He was born June 24, 1987 (age 33 years) in Rosario, Argentina. His salary estimated at 26 million pounds is one of the highest.

He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona. Here he has won a club-record 33 trophies. Including ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey. A prolific goalscorer and creative play maker. Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (444), a La Liga and European league season (50), most hat-tricks in La Liga (36). Additionally the UEFA Champions League (8), and most assists in La Liga (183). A La Liga and European league season and the Copa América (12). He has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country.

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