Tensions have been rising in Barcelona in the wake of Lionel Messi telling the club he wants to leave.
Supporters have been making their feelings on the make pretty clear, chanting for Messi to stay and for president Josep Maria Bartomeu to resign.
Aficionados del Barça cantan ahora en las oficinas del Barça en las oficinas del Camp Nou “MESSI QUÉDATE MESSI QUÉDATE” #fcb #fcblive pic.twitter.com/DLrlDcWF1Q— David Ibáñez (@DavidIbanez5) August 26, 2020
A group also managed to force their way into the Camp Nou with security unable to prevent then entering.
OJO Un grupo de aficionados entran en grupo al Camp Nou. El personal de seguridad no puede pararles. Van a por Bartomeu que está dentro. TENSIÓN EN EL CAMP NOU. Han tenido que intervenir los Mossos d’Esquadra #fcb #fcblive pic.twitter.com/dbilPntNcR— David Ibáñez (@DavidIbanez5) August 26, 2020
Reports on Wednesday have suggested that Bartomeu wants to talk to Messi directly to try and convince the captain to change his mind and stay at the Camp Nou.
Sporting director Ramon Planes also talked about Messi during Francisco Trincao’s unveiling and made it clear Barcelona really don’t want their captain to leave.
Messi is being heavily linked with a move to Manchester City currently but is expected at Barcelona on Sunday for PCR testing before starting pre-season on Monday.