Lionel Messi contacts PSG manager with Barcelona exit approaching
Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona this mid year and sources reveal to The Athletic the Argentine has contacted Paris Saint-Germain as a potential next objective. On Thursday evening, Messi made an immediate way to deal with PSG administrator Mauricio Pochettino, who is additionally from Argentina.
Barcelona have affirmed in an articulation that Messi, whose agreement ran out toward the finish of last season, will leave the Nou Camp.
The statement read: “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 (Spanish Liga regulations).
“As a result of this situation, Messi shall not be staying on at FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled.
“FC Barcelona wholeheartedly expresses its gratitude to the player for his contribution to the aggrandizement of the club and wishes him all the very best for the future in his personal and professional life.”
Messi has gone through 21 years at Barcelona in the wake of going along with them in 2000 at 13 years old. He advanced through their foundation and made his senior cutthroat introduction at 17 years old in October 2004 against Espanyol.
From that point forward, he has shown up for Barcelona in the alliance, scoring 474 objectives — a La Liga record. He has won the Ballon d’Or multiple times, the Champions League multiple times and La Liga multiple times with Barcelona. Messi, presently 34, has additionally won the Copa del Rey multiple times.
On the worldwide stage, he won the Copa America with Argentina this late spring.