The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, expressed solidarity with Lionel Messi on Tuesday after his departure from Barcelona and confessed that he cried when the Argentine did it in his press conference to say goodbye at the Camp Nou.
“How ugly what they did to Messi, I cried with him when I saw him crying, I cried because he is a good, authentic boy, a great sporting glory in the world, “he said during the ceremony with the Venezuelan athletes who participated in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
In addition, he defended Leo for the unsuccessful negotiations he had with the leadership led by the brand-new president Joan Laporta: “What the Barcelona board of directors did to him it has no name“.
“They kicked Messi, a noble boy who wanted to finish his career in Barcelona, ”he added.
Nicolás Maduro in the act with Olympic athletes. Photo Miraflores Palace / Reuters
On the other hand, he celebrated the arrival of Ten to the club in the French capital: “All our love and solidarity with Messi’s tears, and now we are happy because we saw him arrive in Paris. I am sure that Messi is going to remove his thorn Y will be champion of champions in the new Paris Saint Germain team. “
“A round of applause for Messi, from here we want him. If they are capable of doing that to Messi, who is the greatest glory of world football, then they are capable of doing it with any other footballer, another person. They used it to become billionairesThey campaigned for years and then got kicked. What a sad thing, “he remarked.
On the other hand, he said that he learned “to love Messi a lot for Diego Armando Maradona.”
“Maradona always spoke to us about Messi for a long time with admiration, with affection, “he explained.
Lionel Messi poses with the shirt of PSG, his new club
Messi signed a two-year contract with an option to one more and the total investment of PSG is around 210,000,000 euros, for the salary corresponding to that couple of seasons.
It pays for those 24 months, plus a cost of the player’s token that arrives free (what in the football business world is known as a signed fee) and a commission of 10% that corresponds to the transfer.
The link with Rosario is divided into an annual basic plus one figure per objective, which it is supposed to meet. If there is a third year, the gross investment figure would stretch to about 250 million.