Open rebellion at Barcelona as striker Suarez backs ex captain Puyol supporting Messi exit

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has extraordinarily tweeted his approval of teammate and club captain Lionel Messi attempting to leave the club.

The Uruguayan responded with two clapping emojis to a tweet from former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol in support of Messi, in which he offered his “respect” and “admiration” as news broke that Messi is leaving Barcelona.

The tweet is particularly notable because Suarez appears to be openly advocating the exit of the Blaugrana’s star player and his attempts to leave the Camp Nou as a free agent.

It comes as the Association Press report that the Catalan giants contacted them directly on Tuesday to confirm that they have received documentation from the Argentine that he intends to quit the club immediately.

It confirms the multiple reports across Spanish and Argentinean media which claimed that Messi is leaving Barcelona and will attempt to activate a clause in his deal which allows him to break his contract.

Messi has won a record six Ballon d’Or awards during his spell at the Camp Nou, where he has spent the entirety of his professional career and firmly established himself as one of the greatest footballers ever to play the sport.

The 33-year-old has a clause in his deal allowing him to leave at the end of any season, and whilst it was thought that deadline passed in June, Marca say his camp believe that it has been extended in line with the prolonged 2019/20 season.

Messi has scored a scarcely believable 634 goals in 731 official appearances for Barcelona, but his time at the club now appears to be up and he is hopeful of becoming a free agent.

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