Sky Sports News analyses the future of Lionel Messi from the perspective of the player, Barcelona, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Major League Soccer, now that he is free to negotiate a summer exit – but does he still want to leave?
Lionel Messi is now free to speak to clubs outside of Spain about finally leaving Barcelona in the summer but – despite last year’s transfer request – does he still want to leave?
His future is shrouded in uncertainty with every option on the table, so Sky Sports News has pulled together this comprehensive analysis from all sides of the equation.
Will he be reunited with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City? Will he play for compatriot Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain? Will he fly straight to the United States to play in MLS? Or will he finish his career as a one-club man and stay with Barcelona?
Here are all the potential eventualities, what is in them for Messi, and how each one could transpire…