Barcelona star, Lionel Messi has declared that he will remain in Barcelona for another season.
He made this announcement after Friday’s showdown meeting with some board of the Catalans club.
TyC Sports in Argentina first reported that Messi will stay with Barcelona until June 30, 2021 when his contract expires.
The report suggests that Messi doesn’t want to leave in the middle of a legal battle between him and the club to avoid having a court battle between the two sides.
A personal statement he released, quoted Messi as saying that his immediate family, including his wife and children were opposed to him leaving the Spanish giants.
Premier League side, Manchester City were hoping to cash in on Messi’s transfer request to land the Argentina superstar, in what would have been a club-record transfer fee for any player ever in English football.