Lionel Messi has already taken a decision regarding his future, and will announce it within the next few hours, according to a few reports coming from Argentina.
Speculation has swirled that the forward might leave Barcelona, the club which he has called his home since he was a child. But, while teams are obviously interested, no one has come forward with the money to pay his outrageous release clause - which is reportedly more than 600 million euro.
Diario Olé reported it first, and then a show on TyC Sports (both Argentine outlets) also said the same: Messi has made up his mind, has only told his family, and will make an announcement soon.
Sportia, a show on TyC Sports in Argentina, displayed this image on social media that says Messi has already made a decision and will announce it soon.— Luis Mazariegos (@luism8989) August 25, 2020
The show starts in less than 10 minutes.pic.twitter.com/ZuS8cR0hqZ
The player could leave next season for free, and it’s been reported that he has an extremely faught relationship with the club’s current board. Elections for a new club president are scheduled for sometime next year.