Lionel Messi Transfer News: Messi wants to leave Barcelona on a free transfer

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Lionel Messi transfer news – It was confirmed that Lionel Messi told Barcelona on Tuesday, the Spanish club he has been a part of for almost 20 years, that he wanted to leave on a free transfer. There were growing reports of tension between the star footballer and the La Liga giants, which escalated after the humiliating 8-2 loss at the hands of Champions League winners Bayern Munich.lionel messi transfer news

Lionel Messi has been known to be extremely loyal to the Catalan Club, making the club rise to the glory in the past decade and make it the Barcelona that we know of it as of today. But it is probably high time that the footballing legend leaves the club and spends the last few years of his football career in a much more competitive environment.

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Back in 2008, when Pep Guardiola was promoted to the A-team of Barcelona, Messi was asked by the management not to participate in the Beijing Olympics but the newly promoted coach understood him and fought off the management and sent him to the Beijing Olympics where Messi won the gold for Argentina and then returned to the club high on confidence, ready to destroy his opponents with his magical skills. What followed is history. He rose to become one of the legends of world football so much so that if anyone today wants to name one great player of football, it would be Lionel Messi.

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He took along with him, his club Barcelona to great heights in the past decade, winning 34 titles for Barcelona in 16 seasons which includes 4 Champions League titles and 10 La Liga titles. He was the man to define Barcelona. If Barcelona owes its success to any single footballer, it would be Messi. Barcelona can defend its right to not allow Messi to leave until the end of his contract till the end of next year and Messi, if determined, can legally challenge his contract, but would that really be the kind of end any Barcelona fan would want between Messi and his home club? Barcelona should probably allow Messi to leave for a token price for honoring his request, if not for the several years of struggle and loyalty he has shown for the club even in the most challenging of times.

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Which club he departs to, is still a question to be answered. It might be Manchester City or PSG or Inter Milan. But whichever club he chooses, this will probably mark the end of an era in La Liga football.

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