Goal contains everything you need to know during Lionel Messi’s press conference, including when it’s, what time it is and how to watch it
Lionel Messi and Barcelona shocked the world when it emerged the Argentine star would leave the club, after a contract that was agreed in principle was broken at the last minute by the club’s financial danger.
The Catalan side have announced that their talismanic midfielder will leave, and the future of Messi now looks increasingly uncertain.
And now, Messi has announced that he will hold a press conference where he will speak to the media and provide clarity on his next steps. Purpose has what you need to know about the press conference and more.
When is Messi’s press conference?
Messi’s press conference takes place at 11:00 AM BST (6:00 AM) on Sunday, August 8.
He will be speech reporters at Camp Nou.
Where can I watch Messi’s press conference?
The press conference will be available to watch TV + boot with a live English translation, or on the club’s official website.
What will Messi talk about during his press conference?
Messi is expected to clear up questions about his future himself, a few days after negotiations on a renewal of contracts in Barcelona broke down.
Barcelona states that “financial and structural barriers” is the reason why they could not sign a new contract with Messi.
The Argentine was reportedly to sign a new five-year contract at Camp Nou earlier this month, but talks were scrapped after it emerged Barcelona could not afford him, even after he had a substantial wage deduction.
Barcelona then announced in a shock statement that Messi would leave the club because an agreement could not be reached.
Although it is said that Barcelona’s actions are merely a negotiation tactic, President Joan Laporta has said Messi has no chance of staying at Camp Noudespite the wishes of the club as well as the player.
Laporta said during a press conference: ‘I do not want to create false hope.
“In the course of the negotiations, we know that the player had other offers. There was a time limit.
‘If fair play remains strict, the player needs time to look at what he is going to do and look at other options.
He continued: “Leo wanted to stay at Barca. We wanted him to stay.
“I want to thank everyone who was in the negotiations. There were many aspects that needed to be negotiated.
“He is the best player in the world and of course has other offers.”
Where will Messi go next time?
The future of Messi currently looks uncertain, but details of his next steps can be explained at his press conference.
PSG are reportedly interested in signing the legendary midfielder as head coach Mauricio Pochettino even suggested to reporters that a possible transfer for Messi does not mean that Kylian Mbappe will be expelled.
Pep Guardiola reveals that Manchester City do not intend to make a dent for Argentina, himself only completed a British transfer record for Jack Grealish, but admitted that even he was surprised by the news of Messi’s departure.
And then there is the unexpected outcome that Messi will eventually stay at Camp Nou, and if he did, he would be part of Ronald Koeman’s team again.