Marca had already brought forward news of Lionel Messi not being able to sign for FC Barcelona due to certain restraints. The air was cleared when the club officially announced the departure of Messi. The statement issued by the official FC Barcelona Instagram handle stated that the parties had agreed. The hurdle on their path to the successful signing was the restrictions of La Liga. According to many sources, there was news that Messi was looking forward to playing the Joan Gamper Trophy against Juventus but that is now a distant future.
Lionel Messi, a product of La Masia had looked forward to playing for the first team from a young age. He has won four UEFA Champions League with FC Barcelona. He helped them to win three UEFA Super Cups and three Club World Cups. His performance has bagged the La Liga ten times for FC Barcelona. The current President of the club Joan Laporta had said that he would do anything to keep Messi in the team. It was proved how he has tried to convince the La Liga President by talking to him about the case of Lionel Messi. Now, it seems those talks did not go Laporta’s way.
The world and the ardent football fans reacted to the news of Leo leaving Barcelona with remorse. Social media have gone into a frenzy since the news about Messi leaving FC Barcelona has come out. No official statement has come from the man himself yet who is on a vacation after winning the Copa America.
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