Lionel Messi failed to show up for a coronavirus test at Barcelona’s training ground on Sunday, club sources have confirmed to CNN, casting further doubt on his future at the La Liga powerhouse.
Under La Liga rules, without passing a test, Messi will be unable to take part in pre-season training under new coach Ronald Koeman, with the 2020-21 season set to start in two weeks.
Club sources told CNN that the rest of the Barcelona first team squad had taken the test, with Messi the only absentee.
Luis Suarez — Messi’s friend and strike partner — was among those seen arriving at the Ciutat Esportiva training ground, despite reports that the Uruguayan international is not part of Koeman’s plans for the new season.
Address: Lipsum Street Lorem Way PO 60009 Dolor/ALASKA
Phone: +1 234 56 78
Fax: +1 876 54 32