Lionel Andres Messi, one of the greatest footballers in recent times, has finally parted ways with the football club where he made his name.
The Argentine superstar who is labeled as the greatest footballer of all time by some sports fans has finally left Barcelona. In a post on Facebook, FC Barcelona explained that the reason why they cannot keep Messi even though the player was ready to continue the adventure with them.
“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”.
Messi’s previous contract with Barcelona earned him a whopping $163 million per season.
Lionel Messi has now left Barcelona as a free agent after spending his career with the club right from the beginning. The 34-year-old will now be seeking a new club elsewhere although we doubt if he would consider playing for Real Madrid, the arch-rivals of Barcelona.