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Lionel Messi 'tells Ronald Koeman he has doubts over Barcelona stay'

Messi 'tells Koeman he has doubts over Barcelona stay'
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Lionel Messi tells new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman that he could leave the club this summer, according to a report.

Lionel Messi reportedly told new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman on Thursday that he has serious doubts about remaining at Camp Nou this summer.

The Argentina international is believed to have held a face-to-face meeting with Koeman to discuss his future amid suggestions that the attacker could seek a move away from the Catalan giants ahead of next season.

According to RAC1, Messi informed Barca's new head coach that he was considering an exit and currently sees himself 'more out than in' at the club.

The team's shocking 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League allegedly had a huge impact on Messi, whose current deal at Camp Nou is due to expire next summer.

Manchester City and Inter Milan have both recently been credited with an interest, and it is believed that the former would be the favourites to sign him should he seek pastures new.

The 33-year-old scored 31 times and registered 26 assists in 44 appearances for Barca in 2019-20, but he only managed three goals in the Champions League.


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