Forced to leave FC Barcelona for financial reasons, the legendary Argentine striker is getting closer to the capital club. “Nothing is closed, nothing is blocked, everything is open,” said the player at a press conference with high emotional content.
The sadness was too strong, the time was not on the career plan. Lionel Messi burst into tears on Sunday at the start of the press conference devoted to his departure from Barça. “This is the hardest moment of my career Last year, I wanted to stay at FC Barcelona. This year too, but it was not possible ”, explained the striker who left Barcelona at the end of a career of almost twenty years in the club and who is presented as a “Catalan Argentinian”.
Journalists and teammates offered him long minutes of applause before starting the question-and-answer session. PSG, ” it’s a possibility” , recognized Messi, while relativizing the information giving him as already a member of the Parisian workforce: “Today there is nothing settled with nobody, nothing is finalized, there are several clubs which are interested in me. Nothing is closed, nothing is blocked, everything is open. ”
“I will end my career as I always have done, fighting for the title”, he then assured when asked for his reaction in the future if he played against Barça. “I will work for the club. I dedicate myself to what I do. I will be in a team that may compete with Barça but I will be in the competition and I will try to win. ”
Messi at Barça is 723 matches, 556 goals and 35 trophies. Barça formalized the departure of its player on Thursday. And if some have thought of a liar poker move , it turns out that the financial abyss in which is finds the Catalan club to be real.