Update: Messi Hand In Transfer Request To Barca

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Barcelona start, Lionel Messi has hand in transfer request to leave the Spanish giant club.

Messi has spent his entire career with Barcelona where he won six best world footballer of the year (Ballon d’Or).

Reliable Catalan reporter Gerard Romero, confirmed the shocking news.

He tweeted: “Thank you President, for this historic disaster. What a shame.”

Former Skipper Carles Puyol also tweeted: “Respect and admiration, Leo. All my support, friend.”

Rumours has it that Messi have being unhappy after with Barca since Bayern Munich humiliated them 8-2 in the Champions League quarter-final on August 14, where Barcelona ends a season without winning any trophies.

Aftermath of the match against Bayern Munich, saw Barcelona sacked its head coach, Quique Setien and technical manager, Eric Abidal.

Barcelona replaced Setien with Ronald Koeman, with the Dutchman expressing his desire to keep the Argentine star at Camp Nou.

After sitting down with Messi, however, it appears that Koeman was unable to convince his side’s talisman to become a part of his project for the new season

Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has previously insisted that Messi will end his career at Camp Nou as Bartomeu’s own future continues to be questioned.

But Messi has a clause in his contract, which gives him the privilege to leave the club for free.

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