Argentina star striker Lionel Messi (33) is set to leave Spanish football club Barcelona. The club confirmed on Tuesday that Messi has also sent documents to the management to take further action. The announcement comes 11 days after Barcelona’s biggest ever defeat. On 15 August, in the Champions League quarterfinal, Germany’s Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 8–2.
Messi extended the contract with the club in 2017, ending in June 2021. According to media reports, Messi can leave the club at any time.
Messi made 634 goals for Barcelona so far
Messi made his debut for Barcelona on 16 October 2004 at the age of 18. Since then, he has scored 634 goals and 276 assists in 731 matches for the team. During this time he has won 34 titles including 10 La Liga and 4 UEFA Champions League to the team.
In January this year, Ernesto Velverde was removed from Barcelona as coach after Messi Velverde was removed. Messi and Sporting Manager Eric Abidal are also in a bad relationship.
Without naming Messi, Abidal said that the team’s players were not happy with Velverde. For this reason, the coach was dismissed. Messi had said in response that it was wrong to criticize the players without naming them. After this controversy, there was news in the media that Messi would not extend his contract with the club.
Competition to buy Messi in these four clubs
Manchester City: City have been eliminated from the Champions League. He could not win the domestic league this time either. His coach Guardiola has coached Barcelona. In such a situation, they want to connect this player with the club and make City a domestic and European champion.
Inter Milan: Messi’s rival Ronaldo plays at Italy’s club Yuventus. In such a situation, Inter Milan wants to start Messi club revival once again by adding Messi. Messi’s old Argentine partner Javier Jannetty is the Vice President of the board.
Newell’s Old Boys: This Argentinian club is Messi’s starting club. He had joined the club since the age of 6 and scored 500 goals.
Al-Saad: Qatar’s club manager is former Barcelona captain Javi. Qatar also holds the World Cup. In this case, the club wants to create an atmosphere by adding Messi.
Messi is the richest footballer with 1180 crores Messi is the richest footballer
in the world. Messi raised 108 crores from Ronaldo last year. Earned more. Messi’s earnings are 120 million pounds (about 1180 crore rupees). At the same time, Ronaldo’s earnings are 1072 crores. Only Messi and Ronaldo have crossed the £ 100 million mark in earnings.
Messi won the Ballon d’Or Award for a record sixth time Messi was voted the
world’s best footballer on December 2 last year. He won the Ballon d’Or Award for a record sixth time at a ceremony in Paris. In this case too, he overtook Ronaldo (5 times). However, the last 11 Ballon d’Or awards have been won by only Messi and Ronaldo.