World best player and current Argentina captain Lionel Messi have been confirmed by Barcelona that he will not be with next season. Everyeveryng gathered that Barca said Lionel Messi will not be staying at the club “because of financial and structural obstacles”.
The 34-year-old was rumoured to agree on a contract extension with the club immediately after his country won the Copa America but because of the current financial issue, the club is facing they have now declared him a free agent once again.
Barcelona Confirms Lionel Messi Exit from the Club
The club released a statement saying: “Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled.” “Despite FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi having reached an agreement and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen because of financial and structural obstacles [Spanish La Liga regulations],” the club said.
“FC Barcelona wholeheartedly expresses its gratitude to the player for his contribution to the aggrandisement of the club and wishes him all the very best for the future in his personal and professional life.” Lionel Messi is Barcelona’s record scorer with 672 goals and has won 10 La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and seven Copa del Reys, as well as claiming the Ballon d’Or on a record six occasions.
The departure of Messi will mean an end to an epic soccer era in the entire La Liga football, the player joined the club at the teenage aged of 13 and has been able to contribute greatly to the club. He has gone on to make 778 appearances for the club, scoring 672 goals, including 120 Champions League goals (second behind Cristiano Ronaldo), and a record 474 La Liga goals.