The Spanish newspaper “MARCA” reported that the meeting took place at the club’s headquarters, and that the discussions lasted for two hours and ended with what Barcelona had previously announced that he would not negotiate the sale of Messi, and in return the player’s father and his agent adhered to the position of leaving the club, so that the chess game would continue according to the description of the newspaper.
The newspaper said that Bartomeu insisted on the clause in the player’s contract, which stipulates that the tenth of June is the last date for Messi to announce his desire to leave, which means that he is still under contract with Barcelona and must return to training.
She added that Messi’s father demanded the departure of his son for free based on the Borofax he sent last week to the club, but the Barcelona president assured Messi’s father that they would not overstep the captain of the team and would not negotiate his sale at any price, as he is a contract with the club and is an essential part of their sports project.
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While the Catalan newspaper”Sport” said The Barcelona president tried to give friendly atmosphere at the meeting, and tried to convince the father of Messi , the need for the survival of his son with the team, pointing out that Koeman has a good project, but Jorge Messi insisted on his position , the departure of his son, and ended The meeting, and neither of them could convince the other.
The newspaper added that the talks will continue between the two parties in search of a solution during the next few days, but with the continued absence of Messi from the training that began last Monday under the leadership of the new coach Ronald Koeman.
Source : Spanish Press