If Messi didn’t sign a new contract, his last game for the club would be last weekend’s game against Celta Vigo.

Lionel Messi has been cleared by Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman to miss this weekend’s last La Liga game of the weekend against Eibar and take a vacation, the club confirmed on Friday, which means he may -being played his last game for the Catalan team.

The Argentine’s contract expires at the end of June and no extension announcements have been made.

He asked to leave the club last year and has been linked by British and Spanish media with a move to Manchester City or Paris St Germain, but ultimately stayed put for one more season.

If Messi did not sign a new contract, his last game for the club would be last weekend’s grim 2-1 defeat at Camp Nou to Celta Vigo.

The 33-year-old has scored 30 La Liga goals this season and is set to win the Spanish Golden Boot – the Pichichi trophy – but Koeman’s side can at best finish third, behind rivals Real Madrid and title favorites. , Atletico Madrid.

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