Lionel Messi has decided to stick around at Barcelona following lengthy talks with his father and legal advisors.
The decision reported by Goal.com, comes after days of intense speculations, meetings and disagreements. Speculations of Messi's attempt to end his contract with the club had raised question marks at the player's future with the team. The news took the rounds, when the Argentinian did not show for the start of pre-season training.
In his statement, Messi said " I would never in my life go against the club's judgement and that is why I am staying in Barcelona. It was a tough decision. I always said I wanted to end my career here and I do."
On the other hand, the club Barcelona has declared the clause which could have allowed the player to end his career with Barcelona ended in June --- and that Messi's deal now runs till 2021. They claimed if the player wishes to leave he will have to pay his 700 million euros or face legal action.
The player's father Jorge Messi who also acts as Messi's agent arrived in Barcelona on Wednesday to negotiate the terms and somehow turn the table around but it did not help much.