At dawn on August 6 (Vietnam time), the Barcelona homepage officially announced the farewell to Messi. Specifically, they said: “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, after 17 years of attachment, Messi left the place that made a name for him and turned him into a top soccer superstar in the world. The Argentine striker left on a free transfer and now he can join any team.
Messi said goodbye to Barcelona after 17 years of attachment
Messi’s farewell to Barcelona is clearly the news that shakes the football village, especially the sadness of the Catalan club’s fans. Messi is a legend, a symbol of the team. Therefore, the news that he left the giant really made them feel disappointed.
In 17 years with Barcelona, Messi created great milestones. Specifically, statistics show that he has 672 goals and 305 assists after only 778 matches for the club. Along with the Camp Nou team, Messi won 10 La Liga titles, 4 Champions League titles, 3 European Super Cups, 7 Spanish King Cups, 8 Spanish Super Cups along with 3 crowns at FIFA Club World Cup.
He created great milestones in the Catalan team
At the individual level, in the Barcelona shirt, Messi has 6 golden balls, 2 times won the title of “Best Player in Europe”, twice as “FIFA Player of the Year”.
The last title that Messi won with Barcelona was the Copa del Rey championship, when the team beat Bilbao 4-0 in the final. In that competition, M10 scored a double.