WATCH: Lionel Messi Greets FC Barcelona Fans for Last Time After Leaving Camp Nou

Published 08/09/2021, 12:00 PM EDT


FC Barcelona lost their talisman and captain Lionel Messi after a disastrous few hours of business. The man widely considered to be the greatest footballer of all time couldn’t sign for the club again, even after he reached an agreement on personal terms with Barcelona.

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The Argentinian footballer was in tears at his final press conference for the club as the details of the situation unfolded. However, Messi always found time for his fans during his tenure with the club, and his departure was not different.

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In a video uploaded by Hayter’s TV on Instagram, Messi was seen accommodating the fans despite his own emotional turmoil. He signed some posters and shirts on his way out of Camp Nou.

The rumors of a breakdown between the two parties started four days ago. However, it all went down in a matter of hours and Barcelona’s official page put out a statement which revealed what went wrong.

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 Spanish LaLiga regulations on player registration,” the club said in the statement.

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,” they revealed.

Lionel Messi linked with a move to French club Paris Saint Germain

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The Argentinian is set to reunite with Neymar Jr. at PSG as the French club is the only club in the race for Messi. No one can compete with the club financially and PSG will look to win the UEFA Champion’s League this season with the signing of Messi.

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While Messi would sign as a free agent, his wages will still be an issue for the club. As a result, the club has put up several fringe players for sale as they try to navigate this deal. However, one thing is certain, PSG will line up with a front three of Neymar, Mbappe and Lionel Messi. It’s quite easily the best attack in the world.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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