Messi's devastating phrase ("I'm exhausted of always being the problem of everything at the club") returns to shake up a current situation that was calm after the victory against Betis and the national team break.
A new president will not be elected until late January and their first task will be to convince Messi that they can build a winning team around him for the final years of his career.
Former Barcelona forward Rivaldo believes that the new Blaugrana board will fail to convince Lionel Messi to stay at the club and the Argentina worldwide will depart the Camp Nou at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.More news: Twitter apologises in writing for showing Ladakh in China
He said: "The truth is that I'm exhausted of always being the problem of everything at the club".
Although Griezmann has always maintained that his relationship with Messi is healthy, his former agent Olhats claimed that Argentina talisman is exceptionally dominant and is even responsible for the Frenchman's failure at Barcelona.
With one year left on his contract, Messi tried to activate a disputed clause to leave Barcelona for free in the off-season, but eventually made a decision to stay as he did not want to face a legal battle with the club.More news: Nadal overpowers Tsitsipas to reach ATP semis
Olhats also dismissed Messi's push to leave in the summer, saying it was another way for the striker to exercise his power over the club. He is both emperor and monarch and did not see Antoine's arrival with good eyes. "His attitude has been deplorable; it has made him feel (displeasure)", Olhats said last week. It is the regime of terror.
The player's uncle stoked the rumour by hitting out at Messi. Lionel Messi "Difficult to Manage" Admits Former Barcelona Manager Quique Setien.
Pep Guardiola's City were heavily linked with snapping up Messi over the summer and remain the favourites to secure his services if he leaves at the end of the current season, but according to The Sun, the side is aiming to bring him to the Premier League as soon as January. The six-time Ballon d'Or victor might not want to be a part of Barcelona for the upcoming season and would move to Manchester City.More news: Covid-19: Twins delivered in Birmingham while mother in coma