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Lionel Messi’s Barcelona teammates and head coach Ronald Koeman arrive for coronavirus testing at the Barcelona training complex but Messi did not show up

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona teammates and head coach Ronald Koeman arrive for coronavirus testing at Barcelona training complex but Messi did not show up

Lionel Messi has failed to show up for coronavirus tests at the Barcelona training complex as he continues his battle to leave the club.

Messi’s decision not to attend means he will not be able to participate in Ronald Koeman’s first training session as Barcelona’s new head coach on Monday afternoon.

It is understood that the 33-year-old warned the club in advance via Burofax – a form of registered mail provided by Spain’s postal service – that he was not going to be present.

Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave this summer and has called for a meeting with the board to find a resolution.

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman arrives Sunday for coronavirus test

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman arrives Sunday for coronavirus test

Messi wants to exercise a clause in his contract that allows him to leave the club for free at the end of each season.

However, Barcelona are adamant that they will not negotiate to allow Messi to leave before the end of his deal, which expires next June.

They also claim that Messi’s deal clause has expired and the only way for him to leave the Nou camp is if a buyer pays his € 700m release clause.

Messi’s lawyers say Barcelona should show good faith and honor the clause allowing him to leave for nothing, as the season has been extended until August – beyond the deadline for him to exercise the clause.

If Messi manages to negotiate his exit from Barcelona, ​​Manchester City are currently the favorites to sign him.

The push by the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to leave Camp Nou comes after Barcelona ended the season without a trophy for the first time in 12 years and ended the campaign with a humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in Champions League.

Midfielder Arturo Vidal waves as he arrives for testing

Midfielder Arturo Vidal waves as he arrives for testing

Analysis: meeting to confirm his departure from Barça

Kaveh Solhekol from Sky Sports:

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Transfer Show panelists discuss Lionel Messi’s request to meet with Barcelona board

Transfer Show panelists discuss Lionel Messi’s request to meet with Barcelona board

“I think the situation is that Messi wants a meeting with the Barcelona board to reiterate his desire to leave.

“Barcelona’s position is not going to change. Messi and his representatives believe there is a clause in his contract which means he cannot leave for nothing this summer.

“I think the message he will get at this Barcelona meeting is’ you are not going anywhere for free, if you want to leave we think your contract says there is a 700million release clause. ‘euros is what it will take ”. ”

Insight: “The meeting did not go well for Messi”

Spanish soccer expert Alvaro Montero told Sky Sports News that the seeds for Messi’s decision were sown when he met new boss Ronald Koeman last week:

“The bottom line is that last Friday’s meeting with Ronald Koeman was not as good as expected for a football club like Barcelona.

“The meeting with Koeman did not go well, in Messi’s opinion.

“Koeman told him he did not count, for example, with players like Arturo Vidal or Luis Suarez. And Messi didn’t like it.

“The way Koeman treats him in the media and the way he expressed his way of working at Barcelona was not appreciated by Messi, so I think that was the situation. “

Analysis: Man City are Messi’s best option

Spanish football journalist Alvaro Montero on Sky Sports News:

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Sky Sports News’s Gary Cotterill confirms Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is on vacation in Barcelona and will have to self-quarantine upon his return

Sky Sports News’s Gary Cotterill confirms Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is on vacation in Barcelona and will have to self-quarantine upon his return

“Manchester City is the best option because of the money, because of the Premier League and because of Pep Guardiola. Put it all together and it’s a good situation for Messi.

“Tonight in Spain, on a TV show, they said Manchester United could be an option. [Milan] could be an option. I don’t think so because there is a difference in the financial situation between the Premier League and Italy, France, Spain or Germany.

“Of course the Premier League may also be the best league in the world, so I think the Premier League plus Manchester City plus Guardiola is a good cocktail.

“We know that the union of Guardiola and Messi at Barcelona eight or nine years ago was incredible. Perhaps the best team in the world of all time. I would say there is a huge possibility for Manchester City and I would say they are the first in this area. race. “

Carra: Man City with Messi “not unbeatable”

Jamie Carragher has admitted he would love to watch Lionel Messi play in the Premier League, but said he doesn’t think the signing will make Manchester City unbeatable.

‘I would love to see Messi in the Premier League,’ said Jamie Carragher Sky Sports.

“I want to watch it and I want to analyze it and watch it on Monday night football. The only place he can really go is Manchester City with his history with the manager and with the financial clout of the club. ”

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