The azulgrana club confirms the departure of the rosarino before the impossibility of fitting his new contract within the salary limit established by LaLiga
The bombshell of the year has come by surprise. Leo Messi leaves Barça, after a lifetime dedicated to the club that opted for him when he was just a child. The best footballer in the history of the Barça entity leaves Can Barça after breaking up at the last moment the negotiations he had to sign a new bond, after his contract expired on June 30.
This has been announced by Barça through an official statement in which it points to the impossibility of fitting his new contract within the salary limit established by LaLiga as a cause of the ’10’ goodbye. “Despite having reached an agreement between FC Barcelona and Leo Messi and with the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, it cannot be formalized due to economic and structural obstacles (Spanish LaLiga regulations ) », The note specifies. “Given this situation, Lionel Messi will not continue linked to FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of both the player and the club cannot finally be fulfilled, ”explains the entity chaired by Joan Laporta.
The Barça club honors the six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or and the most successful footballer in its history. “Barça would like to wholeheartedly thank the player for his contribution to the growth of the institution and wish him the best in his personal and professional life,” he underlines.
Messi’s goodbye is a huge blow to LaLiga, which in three years has seen the departure of those who were its two greatest emblems and greatest figures in world football during the last decade: Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi. Furthermore, the latter’s departure takes place just one day after the employer’s astronomical agreement with the US investment fund CVC, which seemed to pave its continuity.