In a shocking turn of events, FC Barcelona announced that Lionel Messi will no longer be part of the team. Here we break down three possible goals for him.
SoccerLionel Messi. (Getty)
According to the team, La Ligas Regulations will prevent number 10 from fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing his entire career at Camp Nou. That’s shocking considering how deep we are in the transfer market.
Now, Ronald Koemans Their biggest icon will just walk out the door for free, with teams coming out of the site The English Premier League try to run at him. Here we break down its potential goals.
FC Barcelona statement on Lionel Messi
(Transcript about Barcelona)
“Despite the agreement between FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this cannot be done due to financial and structural obstacles (Spanish league regulations).
“As a result of this situation, Messi will not stay at FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club are ultimately not fulfilled.
“FC Barcelona would like to thank the player wholeheartedly for his contribution to the expansion of the club and wish him all the best for the future in his personal and professional life.”
3 likely targets for Lionel Messi
3. Paris Saint-Germain
Messi vs. PSG. (Getty)
Let’s be honest here for a second. Money was never an issue for Paris St. Germain. Additionally, Messi would have the opportunity to hang out with his friend Neymar while playing for his compatriot Mauricio Pochettino.
The French side has never hesitated to pull the trigger when it comes to breaking the bank. Additionally, Messi’s arrival could trigger the sale of Kylian Mbappé, which is closely followed by Real Madrid.
Messi versus Chelsea. (Getty)
The reigning UEFA Champions League winner has been tied to multiple players for the past few weeks. But with the opportunity to win Lionel Messi, Thomas Tuchel is likely to step down from his interest Romelu Lukaku.
It can be a little difficult for Chelsea To lure the former Barcelona star from a monetary standpoint, it would be hands down the best way to start their campaign as the reigning champions.
1. Manchester City
Messi & Guardiola. (Getty)
Last but not least, Manchester city comes as the most likely target for Lionel Messi. They reportedly reached an agreement before Messi decided to play another season at Camp Nou last year.
Manchester City has the resources – and the money – to close a deal. In addition, it gives Messi a chance to reunite pep Guardiolawho coached him during his most successful tenure in Spain.