Lionel messi, star of the club barcelona informed the club on tuesday he wants to leave the team.
After the humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in champions league quarter finals, josep Maria Bartomeu ( Club President ) told barca TV “ Messi said so many times that he wants to finish his career at Barca.”
“(He) is still the best player in the world, and we have him with us … A cycle is coming to an end and another one starts but in the Messi era.”
An extension contract, took place between the star footballer from Argentina and Barcelona in July 2017 to continue with the Barcelona team until June 30, 2021 and is reportedly worth $645,000 dollar per week.
The, 33 old star and six-time Ballon’d Or winner is with the club since 2000 and made his league debut for Barcelona in 2004. In his exceptional career for Barcelona, he helped them win 10 league titles, as well as the champion’s league four times.
Since the day of his debut he is considered one of the (GOAT) greatest footballer of all time.
Carles Puyol, former captain and teammate to Messi tweeted his support for him
-. “Respect and admiration, Leo All my support, friend.”- Puyol.