However, instead of being happy to see a rival about to lose the superstar, the Madrid players were actually surprised to hear the news.
The Madrid squad were shocked by Messi’s request to leave Barcelona, a source close to him told ESPN.
Starting with various messages WhatsApp that entered, Real Madrid players categorized the news as a surprise.
They couldn’t believe it when the first reports that Messi wanted to leave Barca emerged.
As for Messi, he told Barcelona about his desire to leave.
The report was first written by Argentine media, Tyc Sports, on Tuesday (25/8/2020) evening WIB.
Messi has communicated with Barcelona officials about his future.
The owner of six Ballon d’Or titles is said to want to leave Barca by activating a special clause in his contract.
Messi is believed to intend to activate this clause before the start of the 2020-2021 season competition.
Messi’s contract at Barcelona will actually end on June 30, 2021.
The same report states that Messi will face difficult negotiations with the club if he is to leave Camp Nou this summer.
In the last few occasions, news about Lionel Messi’s future has continued to be hot.
The issue of Messi wanting to leave Barcelona became more intense after the player said he did not want to renew his contract.
Messi also reportedly wants to reunite with his former coach, Pep Guardiola, who is now managing Manchester City.