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Messi refuses to return for Barcelona tests ahead of 2020/2021 season

The LaLiga side will begin preparations for the 2020/2021 season this weekend, with several squad members having already reported for training.

Lionel Messi and his lawyers have told Barcelona that the player will not return for pre-season medical tests, Goal reports.

Most of the first-team squad are still on vacation, following their 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

However, when they start arriving for standard tests, Messi will not be among them.
The 33-year-old on Tuesday, informed Barca that he wants to leave this summer.

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Although his current contract is set to expire at the end of the new season, Messi and his legal team have activated a clause they believe will allow him to terminate his deal unilaterally.

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