Lionel Messi has told new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman that he is more likely to leave the club than remain as the pair met for crunch talks on Thursday, according to reports in Spain.
Messi’s future at the Nou Camp is the subject of intense speculation after Barcelona’s humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals last week.
That capped a disappointing season in which the Catalans also relinquished their hold on the La Liga title to rivals Real Madrid.
Manager Quique Setien has already paid the price, being sacked by the Barca hierarchy and replaced by Dutch former player Koeman, while sporting director Eric Abidal also left his position this week. (RT)