For his entire career, there were only passing rumours that Lionel Messi might move clubs and leave Barcelona. Even those seemed far-fetched at the time. Now, for the second time in two years, Messi will have a decision to make on where he will spend his future.

Messi will be 36 next June and it appeared as if he was firmly in the twilight of his career last season. However with a period of adaptation over, he has once again returned to sensational form at the Parc des Princes – just in time for the World Cup. So far he has twelve goals and thirteen assists in just 17 matches.

Speaking to Caught Offside in his exclusive column, Fabrizio Romano was able to provide the upcoming timeline of events for his decision.