The transfer request tabled by Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has been uncovered.
TMW has re-published a copy of the fax sent to Barca and president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Messi, via his lawyers, informed Barca through the fax that he wished to terminate his contract and leave – with immediate effect.
There are claims Messi could yet break his contract courtesy of an exit clause. Barca have insisted it was only available for July, but Messi’s legal team are now arguing the deadline must be extended due to the season also running into August.