One of the greatest soccer players in the history of the sport seems set to play elsewhere as FC Barcelona announced that Lionel Messi will not be returning to the club.
What’s strange is that after a few years of contract turmoil, Messi and Barcelona seemed to settle things after Messi’s contract ended a couple months ago. The two sides came to an agreement and everything was set for the recent Copa America winner to continue playing in Barcelona. The problem is that Barcelona is unable to keep Messi due to La Liga financial regulations that the club would be in violation of if they went through with signing the star player.
Where Messi ultimately ends up remains to be seen. I guess there’s a slight possibility that if there’s a miracle and finances work out that Messi can still return to Barcelona but it’s more than likely he’ll go to a club like Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain who not only can afford his massive wage bill but also would be interested in signing Messi.
This has turned the soccer world upside down with everyone reacting to the news and the possibility of what’s to come.
City fans returning Grealish to Villa after hearing Messi wants to leave pic.twitter.com/bzVXLIy93H
— Dubois (@CFCDUBois) August 5, 2021
Barcelona fans reading all the Messi news: pic.twitter.com/A8WzDntgdI
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 5, 2021
Lionel Messi now in advanced negotiations to be host of "Jeopardy!"
— Alexander Abnos (@AnAbnos) August 5, 2021
— Gaby Kirschner (@gabykirschner) August 5, 2021
Pep Guardiola to Harry Kane when he signs Messi insteadpic.twitter.com/Uja904lAqq
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) August 5, 2021
People who only supported Barca because of Messi right now pic.twitter.com/M6HXkMFWtD
— 🔅 (@FineTelles) August 5, 2021
Sergio Aguero when he signed for Barcelona: “Messi convince me to come to Barcelona, it has always been my dream to play alongside Leo at a club level.” pic.twitter.com/dJGneAyjBZ
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) August 5, 2021
Grealish turning up tommorow at Man City after the Messi news pic.twitter.com/FfZVstmwER
— Abz ✍🏽 (@UziTwoTech) August 5, 2021
Tottenham trying to join the race for Messi pic.twitter.com/ewMDzyTjKE
— ً (@xcalteck10) August 5, 2021
Messi checking his phone in the morning. pic.twitter.com/aqh4EPKxcs
— Irish Wrestling Entertainment 💬 (@IRISHWRESTLING8) August 5, 2021
The timeline is already Messi
— Twitter Sports (@TwitterSports) August 5, 2021
Messi’s agent to Arsenal when they put in an offer : pic.twitter.com/z9t1dLGXcf
— Michael Dapaah (@MichaelDapaah) August 5, 2021
aguero signing for barca only to see messi leave lmao pic.twitter.com/zMmipW4cuc
— 🔅 (@FineTelles) August 5, 2021
Soccer social media managers as soon as the Messi news hit pic.twitter.com/xg7T1gBpcV
— Rob Usry (@RobUsry) August 5, 2021
Klopp: Can we bring Messi to Anfield?
— David Brent Music (@DavidBrentMovie) August 5, 2021
Barcelona to Mike Edwards when he offers Origi, Shaq + £44M for Messi: pic.twitter.com/PLJFeH5XkR
— renegade (@LORDJM_) August 5, 2021
Pep running to Sheikh Mansour telling him to cancel the Grealish signing and buy Messi instead pic.twitter.com/wiljfV8XYm
— Aiden (@AidenUtd_) August 5, 2021
City fans to Grealish after messi become available pic.twitter.com/d872Q9Xe1F
— Haz (@pubIad) August 5, 2021
Everyone on my timeline trying to get a hit tweet from the Messi news pic.twitter.com/pBgricpx9X
— William (fan account) (@OzilThings) August 5, 2021
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