Former Mexico worldwide, Hugo Sanchez, has blamed Lionel Messi’s father and agent, Jorge, for the participant’s u-turn on his Barcelona future.
In response to Sanchez, Jorge gave the 33-year-old “unhealthy recommendation”.
Messi’s future has dominated headlines since final week, when he knowledgeable Barcelona of his need to depart the membership, making an attempt to set off a clause in his contract.
Manchester Metropolis emerged as favourites to signal the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, just for him to reverse his determination on Friday, after LaLiga insisted on his €700million (£624million) launch clause.
“That premature burofax solely strengthened the picture of Barcelona’s president and gave him time to weaken Messi’s determination,” Sanchez instructed ESPN .
“Messi has had no selection however to remain at Barcelona attributable to unhealthy recommendation from his father and the regulation agency. That has precipitated weak spot to his picture throughout the crew.
“Earlier than the top of the time period agreed within the contract, they needed to inform the membership that they wished to depart on the finish of the season and on a free, with out paying any compensation. If that they had it deliberate, it ought to have been finished that manner.”