Frenkie de Jong has confirmed that Lionel Messi is still in Barcelona’s WhatsApp group chat, despite a recent request to leave the club.
“I hope Messi is still there when I get back, but that’s not something that’s up to me. He’s still in the group chat,” he said to Fox Sports.
De Jong says that, as far as he is aware, Messi remains part of the group, even though he was not part of the beginning of the 2020-21 training.
About his rumored transfer, De Jong said: “I’m not someone to speak with him about it, I’m sure he’s got a lot of people around him doing that these days.”