Barcelona fear Lionel Messi could walk away for free this summer after row with Eric Abidal

Lionel Messi

Barcelona are beginning to fear for Lionel Messi's future after the club captain publicly hit back at sporting director Eric Abidal.

The Spanish champions sacked Ernesto Valverde following a 3-2 defeat by Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup last month.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).