Josep Maria Bartomeu reportedly told Lionel Messi that he would resign if the captain decided to stay at Barcelona. The Barca president has been seen as one of the key reasons behind Messi’s decision to leave the club.
Messi and his dad were apparently told about this offer and haven’t yet responded. The two seem to be taking their time to consider all their options on the matter. Sport is reporting that Messi will make some sort of public statement soon, making his thoughts on the matter all the more clear.
Something has to give in the next couple of days. Sunday is the day wherein Messi is supposed to attend PCR tests. Then on Monday Ronald Koeman will have his first training session as Barcelona’s first team manager. We likely won’t have an official decision by Monday, but as they say, something gotta give.