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Reports - Lionel Messi Will Leave Barcelona, Manchester City the Front Runners

Could this really happen?

Barcelona v Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Photo by Manu Fernandez/Pool via Getty Images

Operation Messi!? Fresh reports breaking in Spain are that Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona. And that Manchester City are the front runners!

It’s fascinating to see the implosion at Barcelona that has led to this. Can you imagine how bad it has gotten that Messi will forego everything and leave. Could this be a ploy to make Josep Bartomeau resign, sure, but plenty of respected and accredited reporters are stating this is it. The end of the line and a line has been drawn by Messi.

Se va.

Now, who will get him?

Manchester City are sure to be favorites with Txiki and Pep. Add in the report that Messi will not even show up for physicals at Barcelona and now we have something real and tangible.

It looks likely he is gone.

We’ll see what happens.