Lionel Messi set to depart PSG

World Cup-winning star Lionel Messi is focused on a move away from Paris Saint Germain after two seasons at the club. Messi has been playing for the club for two years and is now reluctant to extend his stay with the Parisians. Despite being one of the top-earning players at the club, Messi wants to move elsewhere after falling out with the club. As talented as he is, several clubs are already eyeing his signature. At 35, the world cup winner is still regarded a top talent and would be a key addition for whichever club he chooses to join.

A Barcelona Reunion?

A Barcelona reunion is reportedly a possibility. The star left Barcelona due to unavoidable circumstances but still has a soft spot for the club. He was signed from Newells Old Boys and developed at the famous La Masia academy. This is the same academy that churned out greats like the iconic midfield duo of Iniesta and Xavi. Xavi is the current FC Barcelona coach, and he played with Messi for several years. The gaffer is interested in working with Messi again before he retires from the beautiful game.

Lionel Messi back in his Barcelona days. Photo Credits: Sky Sports

FC Barcelona President, Laporta, has been quoted talking about Messi’s last dance at the club. His fans still adore him for the significant success he achieved at the club. They would be excited to have him back at the Camp Nou. Messi might be back at Camp Nou if the Catalan giants sort out their fair play and signing issues.

The cash-strapped Saudi League calling

The Saudi league is also on the heels of Messi trying to convince him to play for them. After the acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi is also wanted in Saudi Arabia. Al Hilal FC has offered him the most prominent football deal ever to lure him to the club. The contract is rumored to be about £400 million a season, which would be the highest ever in the game with an astounding proportion. Cristiano Ronaldo has made the Saudi League much more lucrative, and several fans have been attracted to watching him play. Lionel Messi is also seen as a player who could increase the Saudi League fan base. Therefore, he is badly wanted, and his recent visit to Saudi Arabia is thought to indicate that he could be headed there.

All balls are in Leo’s court now who is expected to make a decision at the end of the current campaign with PSG. Whether or not he decides to continue in Europe will rely on Barca’s financial situation and the player’s willingness to keep on trying on the big stage. For Al-Hilal, all is set to warmly welcome this mercurial talent to their prestigious ground to help steer them to future glory.

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Messi Leaving Barcelona, what it Means for the Football Star

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Lionel Messi has hinted to his club Barcelona that he wants to leave. The star invoked a clause in his contract.  This will allow the star to transfer to another team without any fee. Barcelona club is expected to argue his transfer news is not valid. In soccer history, Messi is the most outstanding player. Messi said that he wants to leave Barcelona immediately.

Over a week ago, Messi, who is 33 years of age, suffered a great humiliation when Barcelona was playing Bayern Munich in the champions’ league. The club descended into internal havoc. Quique Setien, the manager of Barcelona, told some of the senior players that their services were no longer needed in the team. Some of the players informed were Messi’s friend and neighbor Luis Suarez, Samuel Umtiti, Ivan Rakitic, and Arturo Vidal.

Lionell Messi
Lionell Messi

Coach of Barcelona, Ronald Koeman, spoke with Messi because he has sopped committing his future to Barcelona. Koeman had warned Messi that he wouldn’t receive any special treatment. This sounded like a threat to Messi, which instigated Argentine’s mind.

Messi had made up his decision regardless of the trigger through writing. After the transfer news came out, most of England’s clubs have approached the Argentine star to join the English premier league. Through burofax, a recognized communication channel, he and his representative informed Barcelona that he has the intention of cancelling his contract with the club.

His representative believes that he can make his decisions unilaterally. There is a clause in the contract that allows Messi to leave his club once announcing he intends to do so before the season ends. Barcelona is expected to contest his decision. The club is also expected to argue that the contract clause expired in June when the campaign between Europe and Spanish was scheduled to come to an end.

Fans React on the News of Messi Leaving Barca


After the news broke that Lionel Messi was leaving Barcelona, groups of angry fans met outside Barcelona offices demanding the club president’s resignation. The fans gathered to express their displeasure.

Messi had sent a burofax to the club asking them to activate a clause in his contract. This will enable him to leave the club on a free transfer this summer. The free transfer news has attracted most of the clubs in the premier league. The fans marched to Barcelona club’s stadium Camp Nou to voice their displeasure with the club. The fans believe that Barcelona club president Joseph Maria Bartomeu played a significant role in Messi’s decision.