Messi had no choice but to stay at Barca due to 'bad advice'

The Argentina star was determined to leave but ultimately reversed his decision to avoid a legal battle with the club

Lionel Messi was left with no choice but to reverse his decision to quit Barcelona due to bad advice from his father and agent Jorge, according to former Real Madrid player Hugo Sanchez.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner sent shockwaves through the football world last week by informing Barca of his intention to leave.

However, La Liga disputed Messi’s claim that he could leave on a free transfer courtesy of a clause in his contract, meaning any potential suitor would have to negotiate with Barca or pay his €700million release clause.

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