“Messi Likely To Leave”
Posted: 6 January 2021
FC Barcelona presidential candidate Agusti Benedito has told Sky Sports News in Spain that the club’s longest-serving player in the history of the club is likely to leave this summer.
Lionel Messi, who rocked and shocked the footballing world in August by sending a fax messageto to the club asking to leave, will eventually depart Camp Nou, according to Benedito, with him saying;
“Keeping Messi would be the best news for the club but I am not very optimistic. “Given the club’s situation, I think it’s really important that he stays at Barca, with the understanding that he understands the next two years we have in front us [could be difficult].
“He’s been here for 20 years, he’s a Barcelona fan and I think he’s sensitive to the situation. He has given us so much in the same way that Barcelona have given him a lot and it’s time for us all to roll up our sleeves.
“Remember that in August he said he wanted to leave after 20 years and now he’s still not cleared up what he wants to do. The most likely outcome I see is that he leaves us in the summer.”
Messi has made more than 700 appearances for the Blaugrana, scoring 650 goals plus for the club. It would be unthinkable for “La Pulga” to leave.
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