Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants.
The club confirmed on Tuesday the Argentine sent a document expressing his desire to to activate a release clause that would end his contract and allow him to leave for free this summer.
Barcelona have received this in writing via a fax from his lawyers. They have not officially replied yet but are understood to be preparing one. Manchester City and Inter Milan have expressed their willingness to grab one of the greatest players the world ever produced.