Football: Lionel Messi gives up his desire to leave and remains loyal to Barça
End of the suspense in Barcelona: after threatening to leave his club, Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has decided to honor the last year of his contract until June 2021, giving up a standoff."I will not go.never on trial against Barça because it is the club that I love, which has given me everything since I arrived, it is the club of my life ”, declared Lionel Messi in a long interview with Goal.com, a media specializing in football.
The end of a soap opera that has held the football planet in suspense, ten days of a showdown between Barça and the "Pulga" ("chip", in Spanish), under contract with the Catalan club until the 30 June 2021 but with desires to leave immediately.
"I will give the maximum"
A relief for the supporters and for the Catalan club, who feared to see their living legend leave his club of always by the back door ...and a message which greatly reassured LaLiga, which has already lost the stars Neymar (in 2017, left at PSG) and Cristiano Ronaldo (in 2018, at Juventus Turin).
Messi's last match under the blaugrana colors will therefore not be this humiliating 8-2 conceded in the Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich on August 14 in Lisbon.
A decision hailed by FC Barcelona, who posted on Instagram, Friday evening, a photo of the Argentinian superstar wearing the 2020-2021 Barça jersey."I will give my maximum.My love for Barça will never change," wrote Barça, taking up a sentence from the player's interview.
Posted Date: 2020-09-08