When Lionel Messi told his family last summer of his intention to go away port to play abroad, everybody concerned within the language was in tears.
The move ne’er materialised because the Argentine opted against taking the club to court following a high-profile dispute during which he felt his contract entitled him to go away at no cost, a stance the Catalans controversial.
There is no acquisition clause within the final year of his contract thus he may have left at no cost in January, however the 33-year-old has however to form a final judgment regarding his future. even supposing he has thought of moving on some occasions, he has ne’er been thus on the point of going away the club he joined as a 12-year-old.
Back then, it absolutely was his call to remain in Spain together with his father, instead of come to Argentina, that eventually ripped his family apart. That alternative was life ever-changing. The one he faces currently won’t be quite thus traumatic however it’ll have major implications.
The uncertainty around his future is brought into sharp focus in the week as Messi leads port into a savory Champions League last-16 tie against Paris St-Germain, a club United Nations agency wished him within the summer and whose interest has not waned.