Lionel Messi returns to training with Barcelona since asking to leave the club

Lionel Messi returns to training with Barcelona for the first time since asking to leave the club (Photos)

Lionel Messi was seen on Monday, September 7 returning to training with Barcelona for the first time since asking to leave the club following his fallout with the board over his future. 

Messi had wanted to activate a clause that would allow him opt out of his contract, but the club insisted the time had passed for the clause to be activated and that the player would need to pay the €700m release clause in his contract if another club wanted to sign him this summer.

Following a meeting between his father and the club, the play maker reversed his decision and committed his future to Barcelona, saying he could never go to court against the Spanish giants to secure a move