Matheus Fernandes has slammed FC Barcelona for how they rescinded his contract with the club, with the midfielder claiming it was 'bad' and 'ugly' from the Catalan outfit.
Barcelona, who signed Matheus from Brazilian side Palmeiras in January 2020 on a five-year contract, had terminated his contract with the club last month.
Matheus says Barcelona had not communicated with him of their desire to dismiss his contract, and revealed he had no idea about it when they sent him the message of his dismissal.
"I had no idea about it, and when I received the message I couldn't believe it," Matheus told Globoesporte [via Marca].
"I was at home, I was about to go out with my wife when a message from the club arrived, asking if I had the same email.
"I told them yes and then I received it. I didn't really understand it, it sent it to my agent and to my lawyer.
"They said that it was my dismissal. A short while passed before it came out in the press.
"Not a conversation, nothing; they did not even call me to say goodbye."
He added: "It was bad, it was ugly from the club."
Matheus further claimed that Barcelona had not even treated him as a footballer when he arrived at the club. He said: "As a child I always dreamed of playing for Barcelona.
"When I arrived there, they didn't treat me like a footballer.
"I told them that they weren't treating me like a Barcelona player.
"Regardless of whether I earn a lot or little, whether the club have done this or that, I am a Barcelona player.
"Whether I play or not depends on me, on the club and on the other players, but I want them to treat me the same.
"I was a little annoyed. Looking at the club from the outside I thought one thing and when I arrived they treated me differently.
"I don't know if that happens with everyone, but a lot of negative things happened to me."