Five-time Ballon d’Or winner said no to a contract renewal with the Camp Nou giants, according to Marca
LIONEL MESSI has rejected a new Barcelona deal.
Spanish daily Marca report that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner said no to a contract renewal in July over concerns regarding his tax fraud case.
Messi was given a 21-month sentence after being found guilty of three counts of tax evasion but did not serve time behind bars.
The Argentina superstar, widely regarded as the world’s greatest footballer, is tied down to Barcelona until 2018.
Marca claim Messi decided not to renew in the second week of July, when he was pictured on holiday with his family.