Leo Messi leaves Barcelona due to economic and structural obstacles (Spanish La Liga regulations).
The Argentine had an agreement with Barcelona to sign a new contract today, but it wasn’t to be.
This has shocked the football world as many expected the deal to go through with no hassles.
Messi has told the club he wanted to leave but former president Bartomeu made sure it didn’t happen.
He was almost dragged to court, and he announced through an interview that he would be staying.
Laporta was elected as new Barcelona president and he promised to sign a new contract with Messi.
However, despite both parties having an agreement, the deal wasn’t signed.
Everyone expected the new contract to be signed and it was the most anticipated news today.
According to transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona president will have a press conference at 11pm.
In the conference he would explain the situation and what is happening because of La Liga regulations.
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The biggest news now is Messi leaves Barcelona after staying at the club all his life.
Clubs like PSG, Manchester City are now on alert to sign the 34-year-old forward.
He recently just captained Argentina to their first major trophy in 28 years.
Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman now has his work cut out for him.
Personally, I already believed Messi would leave and it was just a matter of time.
As a fan, he needed to leave not just for himself but for the club he loves so much.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner might not be playing as the new season approaches.
There are many options for Messi because he has played only in Spain, other leagues are excited.
Which league do you think Messi will join before the transfer window closes?