Lionel Messi Still In Barcelona’s “Group Chat”, Says Teammate Frenkie De Jong

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ISLAMABAD : Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has revealed that teammate Lionel Messi is still in the club’s “group chat” despite recently asking to leave Camp Nou. Messi has already expressed his desire to leave Barcelona and English club Manchester City are being viewed as one of the destinations for the Argentine superstar. “I hope that Messi is still there when I get back, but that is not something that is up to me. He’s still in the group chat,” Fox Sports quoted de Jong as saying. “I’m not anyone to talk about it with him, I’m sure he has many people around him doing that these days,” the midfielder added.
Earlier, the organisers of La Liga had sided with Barcelona as they said that Messi’s contract with the club is still valid. The organisers also clarified that if other clubs are interested in availing the footballer’s services, then they must pay 700 million euros as the release clause amount in full.
This clarification from La Liga came as Messi sought to make his way out from Barcelona.