News Sports Reports: Lionel Messi to quit his long association with Barcelona

Reports: Lionel Messi to quit his long association with Barcelona

Lionel Messi
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According to latest Spanish Media report The Great Lionel Messi is set to quit his long association with Barcelona.

Lionel Messi and Barcelona together goes hand in hand, but as soon as this news broke out, the whole football world is disheartened. The long association of Barcelona and Messi has created innumerable history.

Lionel Messi, who joined the football club at the age of 13 went onto become a symbol of the football club. At the age of 16, the footballer made his team debut.

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Reports suggest, after the loss against Bayern Munich by 2-8 in Champions League final, Messi conveyed to his club, “that he no longer wants to be a part of it”. Messi will not undergo the Covid-19 test which is necessary for the club, before resuming training for next season.

Lionel Messi has contributed a lot to the rise of the football club. Messi is record goal scorer for club with more than 634 goals and has won Champions League 4 times.

In September last year, a clause in Messi’s contract was added which allowed him to unilaterally leave the club at the end of each season. The clause was added seeing his hefty buyout package. However there is condition suggesting, the footballer is liable to inform the club on or before May 31.

Now the question arises, why Messi is cutting his long association now. According to Spanish Sports Daily ‘Marca’ this is because the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic changed the schedule of the entire season.

Reports suggest, two Manchester Club City and United are keen to sign Lionel Messi. If he moves to City, then he would play for Pep Guardialo.

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