After expressing his disappointment with the team’s loss against Osasuna at home, speculations continue to surround the future of Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi.
Messi is yet to sign a new deal as his present deal with the club is expected to run out next summer. There had been speculation that the Argentine is going bored with the board and the club’s run of form after losing the La Liga title to the closest rivals, Real Madrid.
The Galacticos laid their hands on the domestic trophy for the first time since 2012 after defeating Villareal 2-1 at the temporary home, Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, and Barca lost at home to impressive Osasuna.
Messi had condemned the team’s performance, saying they can’t win the Champions League with such performance. The Catalans are still in the Champions League as they will be welcoming Napoli to Camp Nou in the return leg after playing 1-1 in the first leg in Italy.
Is Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona for Milan?
Messi’s father is purchasing a house in Milan and this has led to speculations that the Barcelona skipper could be heading to the city and play for Antonio Conte.
Although, Barcelona’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, had at a point said Messi will finish his career at the club assuring that he will sign a new deal, the club is yet to sit with his father to iron out details of the new contract.
It was reported that the talisman was about signing the new deal before changing his mind coupled with the facts that result not coming the club’s way in La Liga.
Radio Rai and Tuttomercatoweb reported that Jorge Messi is purchasing a house in Italy, specifically in Milan.
Inter’s CEO, Beppe Marotta had at a point said the club will; be glad to have Messi in its rank. The Nerazzurri had tried signing him while he was a teenager.
Losing Messi in La Liga will lead to massive financial losses for the league. La Liga President, Javier Tebas had a point stated that the Argentine is a massive figure in the league.
If he decided to move to the Serie A, it will definitely boost the viewership of the Serie A and his rivalry will also continue with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Why Messi’s father is leaving for Milan
Meanwhile, Sky Sport Italia has reported that points Jorge Messi is moving to Milan for financial reasons. He is hoping to benefit from the large tax breaks that a 2017 law provides for rich foreigners who come to the Peninsula.
This law would be very beneficial for Messi as well if he decided to move to Italy too.