Barcelona: Lionel Messi held back tears when he began a press conference on Sunday and confirmed that he would leave Barcelona, where he had fulfilled his entire career.
Ballon d’Or’s six-time winner, the 34-year-old Argentine superstar, has lost his contract since the end of June, Barca says he can’t afford to keep him, and Paris Saint-Germain tries to seduce him. Is widely expected to Parc des Princes.
“This year, my family and I were convinced that we were at home here. This is what we wanted most of all,” said Messi, who struggled to control his emotions.
Last year he won four Champions Leagues, but eventually tried to design a release from his contract in frustration at some poor shows in Europe by the club he stayed at.
Last month, Barcelona, which is fighting huge debt, said it had in principle agreed with the player and his aides on a new five-year contract for significantly reduced wages.
“The truth is that I don’t know what to say,” said Messi, who signed the Catalan giant at the age of 13.
“Twenty-one years later, I will leave with three Catalan Argentine children,” said Messi, who won ten league titles at the club.
“From the first day I arrived to the end, I dedicated everything for this club. I never imagined I had to say goodbye.
“Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I can say and the truth to tell me that I can’t think of anything.
“After years here, this is really hard for me. It’s my whole life. I’m not ready for this,” he said at a packed meeting at the club. A fan of things said he had milled outside.
Messi of tears confirms Barcelona exit
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