According to El Mundo Deportivo, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner told the Catalans of his intentions in the same week as retiring from international duty with Argentina in the summer of 2016.
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Messi missed the decisive penalty in the shoot-out for his country against Chile in the Copa America final before being sentenced for tax fraud ten days later.
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The report states Luis Suarez persuaded him to stay at the Camp Nou while his release clause of €250m was always going to make any move unlikely, with City said to be willing to offer €150m.
Pep Guardiola, the Argentine’s former Coach at Barca, took the reins at the Etihad stadium last summer and had been linked with a number of star players at the Blaugrana.
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