However, it appears as though they won't have to wait much longer to find out about the Argentina international's future.
According to his recent social media posts, the brother of the Emir of Qatar has claimed that Messi will be joining Paris Saint-Germain.
Just 24 hours after Barcelona's announcement, Khalid bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani the brother of PSG's owner, took to Twitter to share some exciting news.
He claimed that the negotiations between Messi and the French giants have been concluded.
In a post that shows a photo of Messi wearing a PSG kit, Al-Thani said, “Negotiations are officially concluded, And announce later #Messi #ParisSaintGermain.”
City manager Pep Guardiola himself had admitted on Friday that his team were not in the running for the coveted signature.
On the contrary, PSG players have been very vocal about wanting the six-time Ballon d'Or winner to join them at the Parc des Princes.
On top of all that, Messi was photographed enjoying a night out with Neymar Jr. and a handful of other PSG players just a few days ago, causing more rumours to surface.
It appears as though the posts have now confirmed all the speculations.
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