Barcelona presidential candidate Agusti Benedito admits Lionel Messi is likely to leave.

Manchester City target Messi is rated as “most likely” to exit Barcelona this summer.

New PSG chief Mauricio Pochettino has hinted he too will pursue Argentina genius Messi, 33.

And Nou Camp presidential candidate Benedito said: “Keeping Messi would be the best news for the club but I am not very optimistic.

“The most likely outcome I see is that he leaves us in the summer.”