OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona (Update: Signs with PSG)

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OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona (Update: Signs with PSG) 

Post#1 » by Cactus Jack » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:03 pm

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Despite having reached an agreement with Messi and with both parties clearly wanting to sign a new contract, it cannot be finalised due to financial and structural problems [rules relating to the Spanish league].

"Given this situation, Messi will not continue his relationship with Barcelona. Both parties lament deeply that the desires of the player and the club cannot be met.

"Barca would like to wholeheartedly thank the player for his contribution to the growth of the institution and wish him the best in his personal and professional life."



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Re: OT: Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#2 » by clyde21 » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:05 pm

what a legendary run. GOAT Barcelona player by far.
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Re: OT: Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#3 » by jokeboy86 » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:05 pm

He's going to the Lakers!
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Re: OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#4 » by wfiles » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:12 pm

Lionel Messi is 34 years old. LeBron approves of this move. Welcome to the Lakers, Messi. :lol:
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Re: OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#5 » by peja_the_legend » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:13 pm

He'll go to PSG and Mbappe will still complain about the team not being strong enough for the CL.
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Re: OT: Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#6 » by John Murdoch » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:21 pm

clyde21 wrote:what a legendary run. GOAT player by far.


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Re: OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#7 » by azcatz11 » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:24 pm

I’m not a soccer fan but any chance he comes to MLS if a team offers him a ridiculous contract?
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Re: OT: Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#8 » by clyde21 » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:25 pm

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clyde21 wrote:what a legendary run. GOAT player by far.


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Re: OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#9 » by lobosloboslobos » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:26 pm

Man City? hope so. just because they would be such a good fit.
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Re: OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#10 » by Cactus Jack » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:26 pm

azcatz11 wrote:I’m not a soccer fan but any chance he comes to MLS if a team offers him a ridiculous contract?

No MLS team can offer the type of money that a club like PSG (Paris) or Manchester City will throw at him. He still might come over (States) in a few years. But he's still very good. Even at age 34.

PSG will likely sign him to a massive deal.
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Re: OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#11 » by Mamba Mentality » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:28 pm

azcatz11 wrote:I’m not a soccer fan but any chance he comes to MLS if a team offers him a ridiculous contract?


Not a chance in hell. MLS doesn't even have a fraction of the money as some of these European clubs.
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Re: OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#12 » by The Warrior » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:32 pm

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Re: OT: Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#13 » by Cactus Jack » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:34 pm

jokeboy86 wrote:He's going to the Lakers!

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Re: OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#14 » by Slim Charlez » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:52 pm

that's what happens when you pay so much money for guys like Griezmann and Coutinho. Barcelona are in for a long barren spell considering their financial struggles and their current roster.
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Re: OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#15 » by UcanUwill » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:54 pm

I signed him as Free agent being QPR manager in FIFA21, yeah, that game is not very realistic
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Re: OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#16 » by macNcheese3 » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:55 pm

azcatz11 wrote:I’m not a soccer fan but any chance he comes to MLS if a team offers him a ridiculous contract?


I think hes got too much left in the tank to come to the MLS, currently.
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Re: OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#17 » by Jeremy Lin 7 » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:56 pm

Messi to Juventus

Messi and Ronaldo would be amazing to watch
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Re: OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#18 » by ACMFFL » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:59 pm

Jeremy Lin 7 wrote:Messi to Juventus

Messi and Ronaldo would be amazing to watch


Nobody in Italy could afford that kind of salary.
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Re: OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#19 » by Pharmcat » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:59 pm

lobosloboslobos wrote:Man City? hope so. just because they would be such a good fit.

How much more help does man city need? Didn’t they just get grealish. Need better financial fair play rules in these leagues
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Re: OT: Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona 

Post#20 » by tdotrep2 » Thu Aug 5, 2021 8:01 pm

Jeremy Lin 7 wrote:Messi to Juventus

Messi and Ronaldo would be amazing to watch

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