Lionel Messi to miss Barcelona’s final match against Eibar

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FILE PHOTO: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi during a past match. /VCG

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has been given permission by coach Ronald Koeman to miss Saturday’s final La Liga match of the season against Eibar, the club confirmed on Friday.

SuperSport reports that The Argentine’s contract expires at the end of June and there has been no announcement on an extension.

He requested to leave the club last year and was linked by British and Spanish media with a move to Manchester City or Paris St Germain, but ultimately stayed put for one more season.

Should Messi not sign a new contract then his final game for the club would be last weekend’s dismal 2-1 defeat at the Camp Nou to Celta Vigo.

(With Input from SuperSport)

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