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Messi leaving Barcelona looks likely, says presidential candidate Font

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Messi leaving Barcelona seems to be doubtless, says presidential candidate Font

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The Argentine famous person has not reported for coaching this week and the president hopeful fears he’ll transfer on

Presidential candidate Victor Font fears it’s too late to maintain Lionel Messi at Barcelona and says it’s important the captain leaves on amicable phrases within the hope he might return in some capability.

Messi dropped a bombshell final week by telling Barca he desires to go away the Catalan giants.

The mercurial ahead believes a clause in his contract permitting him to go away on a free switch has been activated, although the membership and La Liga say his €700 million (£630m/$825m) launch clause stays the one legitimate method to terminate his deal, which runs till subsequent June.

Lengthy-serving Argentina worldwide Messi has did not report for pre-season coaching this week and Manchester Metropolis are the favourites to signal him.

Font final week acknowledged that the one approach the six-time Ballon d’Or winner may stay at Camp Nou is that if president Josep Maria Bartomeu, the person he hopes to exchange, resigns.

He now feels an excessive amount of water has gone beneath the bridge to keep away from dropping Messi.

Requested whether it is too late for Messi to vary his thoughts, Font instructed Sky Sports activities: “That is the best way it appears. That is one of the best soccer membership on the earth and we’ll do every little thing to make sure that the affiliation with Messi stays.”

When quizzed if he sees any approach that Barca can persuade him to carry out an about-turn, he added: “That is the hope, proper? Till it is over there’s at all times hope. And subsequently I actually hope the choice may be modified.

“It would not appear doubtless, although, and subsequently if that is the case, the main target must be on making the transition as easy as attainable. And the ties between Messi and Barcelona that go very deep, stay there, so we are able to guarantee by some means, the connection continues sooner or later.”

He added: “Being one of the best participant within the historical past of the game carries lots of weight. You see it with [Diego] Maradona, with Pele, with Johan Cruyff, these individuals carry lots of worth to the organisation they belong to.

“That is why we have to be certain that occurs.”

The brand new La Liga season begins on September 11 however Barcelona’s first match will not be till September 27 or 28 towards Villarreal – with the Catalans being given an additional break after their European exploits final marketing campaign.

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