Messi will sensationally walk away from Barcelona this summer and leave the Spanish giants for good, despite being widely expected to remain at the Nou Camp.
Barcelona said in a statement that a deal between the club and the player for a new contract had been reached but financial "obstacles" made it impossible for the player to remain with them.
Messi became a free agent last month after his original contract with Barca expired, though was set to re-sign with the club this summer.
Messi was in line for a fresh long-term deal. But now he's undoubtedly one of the biggest targets in the transfer window.
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