Lionel Messi may have played his last game for Barcelona.
The Argentine star has been allowed to miss the team’s final game of the Spanish league season – on Eibar on Saturday – so he can rest further before the Copa America, Barcelona said on Friday.
Messi does not train on Friday. Barcelona is out of competition for the league title.
His contract expires at the end of this season and he has not indicated that he will sign a new one.
The 33-year-old Messi has been in Barcelona throughout his career, but he tried to leave after the 2019-20 season, saying he was not happy with the direction the club had taken.
The Copa America started on June 13, when Argentina hosts Chile.
Barcelona is third in the Spanish league, seven points behind leader Atletico Madrid and five behind Real Madrid. The team can be overtaken by fourth place in Sevilla, which is two points before the home game against Alaves. Eibar has already dropped out in last place