August 06, 2021

Inside Messi’s Shocking Barcelona Exit

Barcelona has confirmed that Lionel Messi is set to leave the club, after 21 years of service due to La Liga’s financial regulations.

A few weeks ago, Messi agreed to a new five-year contract at the Camp Nou, but now the Argentina captain will not play another game in a Barcelona shirt.

Per reports, Messi was left shocked and disappointed by the club‘s decision – he returned to Catalonia following his post-Copa America holiday, believing that everything was fine as he was willing to take a 50% pay cut just to remain at his boyhood club.

However, the 34-year-old forward was told that it was not possible to extend his contract “due to economic and structural obstacles.”

Messi joined the Blaugrana when he was 13-years-old, winning six Ballon d’Or awards, 10 La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, eight Spanish Super Cups, and six Copa del Rey cups while at Camp Nou.

Now a free agent, PSG are reportedly making progress in trying to secure Messi’s services ahead of the 2021/22 season.

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