Lionel Messi: Barcelona fans want Argentine star to remain at Camp Nou

Lionel Messi: Barcelona fans want Argentine star to remain at Camp Nou

- Lionel Messi has been linked with a move away from Barcelona this summer

- Fans at the Nou Camp are now angry about how the club's chief is handling the issue

- They stormed the Nou Camp to express their displeasure on the future of Messi

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Angry Barcelona fans on Tuesday night, August 25, stormed the Nou Camp to express their annoyance over the uncertainty surrounding the future of Lionel Messi.

It has been claimed that Lionel Messi is ready to leave the Spanish club this summer even though he has a contract at the club until the end of next season.

Briefly.co.za learnt that Lionel Messi has never represented any other club than Barcelona in his professional career, and he has won everything at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona's embarrassing defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League was said to be the architect of Lionel Messi's unhappiness at the Nou Camp.

The 8-2 defeat also ended the reign of Setien as Barcelona coach and has been replaced with Ronald Koeman who has started overhauling process at Barcelona.

Barcelona chiefs also fired sporting director Eric Abidal after the defeat against Bayern Munich.

As the news began to emerge that Messi wished to leave, fans marched to the club's home stadium to voice their frustration with the club for their role in his decision.

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Fans were shouting in their loud voices that Lionel Messi must not leave the Camp Nou while they also claimed that the club's president Bartomeu should resign.

Meanwhile, the club is expected to come with a new development on Lionel Messi's future this week.

Lionel Messi: Barcelona fans want the Argentine star to remain at Camp Nou

Lionel Messi: Barcelona fans want the Argentine star to remain at Camp Nou (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, it had been reported how Carles Puyol threw his weight behind his former teammate Lionel Messi after the Barcelona captain finally opened he wanted to leave the Camp Nou.

The Barca legend played with the Argentine in the early years of his career and they won trophies during their short stints with the club together.

And the World Cup winner took to his social media handle to show approval to Messi's intentions of ending his long romance with La Blaugrana.

Luis Suarez who is also rumoured to be leaving this summer was the next player to support Messi's decision as he posted two applause emojis.

The drama of Messi's exit from Barca began since the club's humiliating 8-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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