Just a few minutes after major newspapers reported on new contract negotiations between Lionel Messi and Barcelona, the Catalan team’s homepage made an official announcement. Accordingly, Messi will leave the team after 17 years with the first team.
Barcelona announces farewell to Messi
Specifically, the official Barca homepage announced: “Leo Messi does not stay at FC Barcelona. Although FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi reached an agreement and the clear desire of both parties to sign a new contract today, this was not possible due to financial and structural obstacles ( regulations of the Spanish Liga).
As a result, Messi will not stay at FC Barcelona. Both sides deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will not be fulfilled in the end. FC Barcelona wholeheartedly expresses its gratitude to Messi for his contributions to the development of the club and wishes him the best for the future in his personal life and career. .”
Thus, Messi will end 17 years with the first team and a total of nearly 20 years with Barcelona. Joining the Catalan side at the age of 13, he made his debut for the club’s first team at the age of 17 on 16 October 2004, when he was brought on by Frank Rijkaard.
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Messi ends his great career at Barcelona
In the Barca shirt, Messi has won all the noble individual and collective titles. Not to be missed 6 Golden Ball titles, 10 La Liga titles, 7 King’s Cups, 4 Champions Leagues, 3 Club World Cups, 3 European Super Cups and 8 Spanish Super Cups… Considered one of the greatest players in the club’s history.
Farewell to Barca, Messi’s possible landing at the moment is probably PSG. The French team is rich in financial potential and is willing to give M10 a good salary. More importantly, at the Park of the Princes, there is also Neymar – Messi’s close brother.
Man City is also said to be a potential destination with M10. However, the Manchester team just broke the £ 100 million safe to buy Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, so it is likely to miss this “once in a thousand years” opportunity.