HToday, August 5, marks a sad anniversary for Barcelona fans. MARCA revealed just a year ago what Leo Messi, Against all odds, he would not continue in the Camp Nou. It was the news that no one wanted to read or comment on. No one was prepared to take it on. But throughout the day it was confirmed. The Argentine star could not continue in the locker room because his continuity was not economically viable. A year later, the Catalan stands continue to regret his departure, but now they do not rule out and maintain the illusion of his return and a farewell in style.
On August 5, 2021, a statement was planned with the renewal of the Argentine international, but MARCA exclusively gave that, on the contrary, Messi will not continue After many weeks of talks between the two parties and when everything seemed to indicate that the union was maintained, the club transferred the player who could not renew him. The albiceleste acknowledged, three days later at a farewell press conference, that he stayed in shock. “It’s the most difficult moment of my sports career. When they told me, I blocked it. It was a jug of cold water. I’ve had hard and difficult moments, but this one… I feel very sad, I didn’t expect it. I was always I feel sadness. I’m still taking it in. I don’t know the Only, but I did everything I could to continue. I lowered the tab in half. I wanted to stay. Last year I had made up my mind, but not this year. And no one asked me for anything else. It could not be realized. Everything was arranged, but for the matter of LaLiga it was not done. The club has a very large debt and does not want to get more indebted”, he commented, between tears, in his sad farewell.
The Only could not, for strictly economic reasons, keep the attacker in the locker room: his continuity was not viable because he exceeded the fair play financial. LaLiga do not allow: the numbers didn’t add up. Barcelona fans had to say goodbye, suddenly, to the best player in its entire history, to the footballer who had defended his colors for 21 years, 17 seasons in the First Division, and had lifted 35 titles. The most successful, the man of records and magical football and cartoons, would wear another shirt: the worst nightmare came true.
Today, many things have changed, in the Barcelona and in Messi, what joined PSGBut their paths may cross again. It doesn’t seem easy, but there is a possibility. Crack’s relationship with The door and his Board are not very good, but the grandstand lives excited with the words of the president which of the last week. “It is an aspiration that I have as president and I would like it to happen, I have been co-responsible for that end that I consider provisional. The stage of Messi in the Only It did not end as we all wanted, it ended very conditioned for economic reasons and we have a moral debt, in that sense we would like the end of his career to be with the Bara shirt and applauded by the fields to which he goes, ” said the chief executive.
Messi has a contract with PSG until June 2023, with the option of one more campaign. In the French team, last season, he participated in 33 games and scored 11 goals. At 35, he is still one of the best players in the world and in the locker room and in the stands Camp Nou they miss him The team, Xavi, the fans… they miss his goals, his passes, his dribbles… and, ultimately, his magic on the pitch. The club has had to scratch its pockets well in the last winter market and this summer to make up for his absence and sign offensive talent to compensate for his departure. Today marks one year of his goodbye, a march that still hurts and is not healed, but the Only He sees his future with more optimism today, due to the signings made and the possibility that Messi wear Barça again.