The journey of almost 21 years of Lionel Messi and Barcelona has come to an end. He was associated with the team since the age of 13. But he left the club due to financial and structural deficiencies.
Sports Desk: For a long time, the discussion of the world’s great footballer Lionel Messi leaving the Barcelona team was hot. Now the club has confirmed that Messi is indeed going to leave Barcelona. According to the club, the reason for Messi leaving the team is financial and structural constraints. Let us tell you that Messi has been a part of Barcelona club for 21 years. In such a situation, the hearts of crores of fans have been broken by his leaving the team.
“An agreement has been reached between FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi, but it cannot be formalized due to economic and structural constraints,” the club said in a statement. Faced with this situation, Lionel Messi will no longer be associated with Barcelona. Both sides deeply regret that the wishes of both the player and the club cannot be fulfilled.
Earlier it was reported that Messi is ready to sign a new five-year contract with Spanish club Barcelona. In addition to signing a new deal, Messi agreed to take a 50 percent pay cut, reports Goal.com. Let us tell you that Messi signed his first contract with Barcelona on a napkin in 2000, when he was just 13 years old. His old agreement expired on 30 June 2021. By then Messi had played 788 games for the club.
Let us tell you that in 2017, Barcelona signed the world’s most expensive football contract with him. According to this, he was given 550 million euros (about Rs 442 crores) in 5 years. His contract expired on June 30. Since then, there was all kinds of speculations that Messi would join the club back or move to other clubs.
Messi, who recently made Argentina the champion of the Copa America after many years, has won 34 trophies for Barcelona. Of these, he was successful in winning 10 La Liga titles, 7 Copa del Rey and 4 UEFA Champions League titles. Apart from this, he has scored 474 goals in 520 matches, which is the most goals in the history of the club as well as the league.