FC Barcelona has announced that Lionel Messi will not be staying with the club.
Gatekeepers News reports that FC Barcelona has announced that Lionel Messi “shall not be staying” with the Catalan Club.
The Club while announcing this on its official website on Thursday, said,
“Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled.”
The Catalan in an official statement stated that this was due to financial constraints:
“Despite FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi having reached an agreement and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen because of financial and structural obstacles (Spanish Liga regulations).”
While regretting Messi’s exit, “FC Barcelona wholeheartedly expresses its gratitude to the player for his contribution to the aggrandisement of the club and wishes him all the very best for the future in his personal and professional life.”