By Joe Strange for MailOnline
Published: 13:59 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 14:30 BST, 1 September 2020
Ex-Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre wants Lionel Messi to 'reconsider' his decision to leave the club as Manchester City eye a sensational move for the star.
Messi sent shockwaves through football last week when he sent Barca a burofax - a court-recognised service provided by Spain's postal service - to inform the club that he no longer wanted to play for them and considered himself a free agent.
The Spanish giants and LaLiga both insist that Messi's £630million release clause remains intact despite his claims, but Mestre hopes the two parties can sort out their differences and avoid a parting of ways this summer.
Lionel Messi rocked football by telling Barcelona he wants to leave the club this summer
Former Barca vice-president Jordi Mestre wants to see Messi and the club sort out their issues
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