Lionel Messi failed to show up for Barcelona’s PCR testing on Sunday morning, according to Alfredo Martinez of Onda Cero.

In order to attend the first pre-season training session, players had to take the necessary tests. Messi was scheduled to attend at 10.15 am, however, he didn’t turn up as he feels he is no longer a Barcelona player.

Messi has been advised by his legal representatives that taking part in pre-season training for the new 2020-21 campaign would damage the claim that he was able to leave for free at the end of the 2019-20 season.