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Messi would never return to Barcelona if Gerard Pique was still there

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Lionel Messi stated that he will not return to Barcelona if a teammate who “betrayed” him remains at the club. Leo Messi allegedly referred Pique as ‘Judas’or traitor for conspiring against him. According to the Salvame program’s Spanish journalist Pipi Estrada, Pique’s ‘betrayal’ caused an unbridgeable gulf between the two players. Despite the fact that they both played together on the Catalan team from the youth ranks. The reason is Messi discovered that Pique had plotted with the club’s top executives to get the Argentine released.

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Messi is keen to join barca after Pique’s retirement

La pulga would never return to Barcelona if Gerard Pique was still at the club, according to a September report from Catalan newspaper El Nacional. Pique and Messi was brought up in Barça’s legendary La Masia academy together. They have won three Champions League titles and captained the team at various stages. Only Sergio Busquets has played with Leo more frequently than the pair.

According to reports, Messi blames Pique for his exit from Barcelona since the defender believed Messi should leave the club in the summer of 2021 to alleviate financial concerns. The Athletic reported that Pique was instrumental in convincing president Joan Laporta that Messi’s departure would have no impact on the team. However Pique’s prediction didn’t come out to be true . Barcelona has failed to advance beyond the Champions League group stage since the departure of their magical No.10.

Months after the fallout, the Spanish publication Sport claimed Messi did not invite Pique to a reunion meal. Pique aspires to be club president one day. But his conflict with one of the club’s most powerful figures could derail that ambition. It’s a good thing Pique retired last autumn, allowing La pulga to make his move this summer.

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