Lionel Messi’s father, Jorge Messi has landed in Barcelona in the early hours of Wednesday morning and was met by numerous reporters as he made his first public comment since son, Lionel Messi demanded a transfer exit.
Messi Snr, who also works as the agent of the Argentinian superstar, was pictured boarding a private plane in Argentina on Tuesday night to head to Spain.
He landed at El Prat Airport in Barcelona first thing on Wednesday morning where he was met by a scrum of reporters after his son plunged the Catalan club into chaos.
In his first public appearance since the news broke, he simply said: “I don’t know anything, guys” as he headed into a taxi beyond a scrum of reporters.
He will meet with club chiefs including President Josep Maria Bartomeu later in the day.
It is claimed Jorge wants to negotiate an amicable exit from the club, whilst Bartomeu and Barcelona still hope to convince their star man to pen a new deal.