By Our Reporter
Barcelona FC has confirmed Messi’s exit from the camp this summer. His contract ended at the end of last season.
“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).” Reads part of the statement from Barcelona
“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 aggrandisement of the club and wishes him all the very best for the future in his personal and professional life.” The statement reveals
Messi joined Barcelona in 2000 at the age of 13 and he has spent 21 years with the club.