With all of this in mind, Cadena SER reported that the Argentine had stopped negotiations to renew the contract and that he could leave Camp Nou in the summer of 2021.

Messi could leave Barca in 2021

Leo Messi is not happy and not only because of the problems of Barcelona in the field. His alliance with the current board is not the best, and several conflicts have occurred in recent years. With all of this in mind, Cadena SER reported that the Argentine had stopped negotiations to renew the contract and that he could leave Camp Nou in the summer of 2021. From the club’s point of view, they deny this or claim to be unaware of Messi’s change of position. They expect negotiations to continue as usual. In any case, negotiations can be resumed again, even if they were stopped since Messi can wait to see what the medium-term landscape looks like in terms of planning the composition or the results of the next club elections.

This election is due to take place in 2021, and the situation with Messi’s contract may have the right to vote as a result, since members can base their vote on whether the current council could renew the six-time winner of Ballon d’Or or not. Of course, Messi indeed commands his future. He recently opted for short contracts for a period of one or two years and with provisions that allow him to unilaterally leave at the end of each season if he so wishes.