Lionel Messi’s father, Jorge Messi has arrived in Barcelona this morning ahead of crisis talks surrounding his son’s future at Camp Nou.
While it seems clear that Messi wants a move to Manchester City, plenty of discussions need to be had between player and club before an escape route can truly be paved.
That’s exactly what team Messi intend to do and it’s been widely reported that the player’s father, Jorge, will be hosting crisis talks with Barcelona today.
Messi Snr, who also works as Messi’s agent, was recorded leaving the terminal at El Prat Airport in the early hours of the morning and was quickly bombarded with questions from the media.
The airport exit marked Jorge’s first public appearance since his son’s remarkable decision and all he had to say to the journalists present was: “I don’t know anything, guys.”
Either it’s Jorge’s way of saying that he didn’t want to speak to the media or that he’s literally entering these talks with Barcelona without a clear idea of how it will go down.
According to the Mirror, Messi Snr, who swiftly jumped into a taxi, will meet with Barcelona chiefs including widely-derided president Josep Maria Bartomeu later in the day.