Lionel Messi was in tears as he bid farewell to Barcelona on Sunday – whereas confirming he’s but to determine on his future.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner got here by way of the membership’s youth ranks earlier than happening to attain 672 targets in 778 appearances.
The soccer world was left surprised after Barcelona confirmed Messi’s exit on Thursday citing ‘monetary and structural obstacles’, regardless of each events reaching an settlement over a brand new deal.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta insisted that Messi, 34, wished to remain on the Camp Nou – claims which Messi backed up whereas speaking to the press.
“It’s every part that [Joan] Laporte mentioned,” Messi revealed. “We had every part agreed however, on the final minute, it couldn’t occur [Messi staying at Barcelona].
“I’ve heard a number of issues being mentioned about me, this yr I wished to remain and I couldn’t. Final yr I didn’t need to keep, and I mentioned it.
“This yr I wished to remain. I did every part doable however the membership couldn’t do it due to La Liga. We have now to take it and transfer ahead.”
Messi additionally addressed his future amid switch hyperlinks with Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea – with the Argentine confirming the French giants are excited by signing him.
“That’s actually one risk [PSG], to succeed in these heights,” he defined. “On the minute, I’ve obtained nothing agreed with anyone.
“When the press launch was launched, I obtained loads of calls from many golf equipment . On the minute I’ve not obtained something closed, however we’re speaking about loads of issues.”