The speculations surrounding Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has taken another twist recently as a former forward of the Catalan giants has indicated that the Argentine superstar will be heading to France to join Paris Saint-Germain upon the expiration of his contract in the summer. Barca suffered a morale-daunting defeat at the hands of PSG at the Camp Mou in the first leg of their Round of 16 fixture, and it has prompted Rivaldo to suggest that Messi will be heading to the Parc des Princes in the summer.

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Rivaldo was speaking to Marca where he said the heavy 4-1 defeat would probably be Messi's last Champions League game for Barcelona and that he will be switching allegiances from Spain to France, where he may be reuniting with former teammate and ex-member of the then-famous MSN trio, Neymar.<!--more-->
<a href=" suffered a major 8-2 loss at the hands of current European and Club World Cup</a> Champions Bayern Munich, a result that threw the Catalan giants into crises. The result prompted Messi to announce that he would be leaving the club, but he was stopped from leaving and he remained in Spain.
<a href=" Argentina international superstar's contract will expire in June later this year and he is yet to accept any advancements</a> made by the club to convince him in signing a new deal. It is believed that the result of the forthcoming presidential elections at the club will influence his decision of whether rot not to stay, as he reportedly wants to see who will emerge as the new club president. While some Barcelona fans are already preparing for life after their talismanic legend, others are still holding on to a little string of faith hoping that he could reverse his decision and spend more years at the club.