Many of those settling in to watch Sunday night’s television interview with Lionel Messi did so in search of optimism, reasons for hope. File photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP via Getty Images

In four days’ time Lionel Messi can begin negotiating with any team he likes, but he won’t. That’s the good news for Barcelona fans, and there is more(...)

 FC Barcelona’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned from his position on Tuesday, together with the rest of the board. He also announced before leaving that Barcelona has accepted the invitation to join a proposed European Super League. Photograph: EPA

Josep Maria Bartomeu was on his way out when he casually tossed in a match and closed the door behind him. It was barely 30 seconds in a 30-minute val(...)

Barcelona  president Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned along with the board of the club. Photograph: German Parga/EPA

Josep María Bartomeu’s last act as the president of Barcelona was to announce the club’s participation in a European Super League. Bartomeu revealed (...)

Barcelona’s star forward Lionel Messi runs for the ball next to Sevilla’s Brazilian midfielder Fernando in a recent   Spanish league match at the Camp Nou stadium. Photograph: LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images

FC Barcelona, one of the world’s wealthiest football clubs, has revealed the massive impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its business, posting a €10(...)

The treatment of his great friend  Luis Suarez by the club was the final straw for Lionel Messi. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Barça usually get late night kick-off times for La Liga games at the Camp Nou. Players spill out of the stadium around midnight to go home. Lionel Mes(...)

 Manchester City are expected to be one of the clubs in the running to sign Lionel Messi after the Argentina international expressed his desire to leave Catalonia this summer. File photograph: PA

Manchester City believe they have a chance of signing Lionel Messi after the forward told Barcelona he wants to leave. Pep Guardiola was Messi’s mana(...)

Lionel Messi has informed Barcelona he wants to “unilaterally” terminate his contract with the Catalan giants, a club source confirmed. File photograph: Getty Images

Manchester City As the minutes ticked by after the bombshell news that Messi wanted out of Barcelona, it was little surprise to see City emerge as ea(...)

Lionel Messi has reportedly told Barcelona he wants to leave the club on a free transfer. Photograph: Manu Fernandez/Getty/AFP

Lionel Messi has told Barcelona that he wants to leave the club immediately – and on a free transfer. The Argentinian, who according to RAC1 radio had(...)

Barcelona’s new Dutch coach Ronald Koeman removes his facemask during his official presentation at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on Wednesday. Photograph: Josep Lago /AFP via Getty Images)

“If nothing goes awry, the new manager will be Ronald Koeman, ” Barcelona’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, said, and this time at least nothing did (...)

 Ronald Koeman acknowledges the crowd during a tribute match at the Camp Nou in 2017, he will next return to the stadium as manager. File photograph: Getty Images

Ronald Koeman has described Barcelona as his “dream club” after being appointed their new head coach on a two-year deal. Koeman spent six years at th(...)

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