Lionel Messi admits he wanted to leave Barcelona back in July 2016 when he was involved in a tax row. The Argentine and his father Jorge were found guilty of tax fraud and handed a 21-month suspended prison sentence.
Messi was also ordered to pay a fine but believed he was being painted in an unfair light. His want to leave Spain had nothing to do with the environment at the Nou Camp however - something that was common knowledge hence the lack of offers that came in for him. "At that time, with