Lionel Messi didn’t attend a pre-season medical with Barcelona on Sunday, a Barca club source confirmed, following his shock announcement on Tuesday that he wants to leave the club.
Reuters footage showed players arriving for corona virus tests on Sunday morning and Messi didn’t appear.
He had been due at Barcelona training ground at 10:15 am local time.Players had been given staggered appointments throughout the morning until midday.
Media reports on Saturday said Argentine Messi would not undergo a pre-season medical or attend training on Monday.
The 33 year old six times world player of the year informed his lifelong club on Tuesday he wished to leave immediately.