FC Barcelona: Bara’s saddest birthday: one year since Messi’s farewell

HToday, August 5, marks a sad anniversary for Barcelona fans. MARCA revealed just a year ago What Leo Messi, Unexpectedly, he would not continue in the Camp Nou. It was the news that no one wanted to read or comment on. No one was ready to take it on. But throughout the day, it was confirmed. The Argentine star could not continue in the dressing room as his continuity was not economically viable. A year later, the Catalan stands continue to regret his departure, but now they do not exclude and maintain the illusion of a return and a farewell in style.

On August 5, 2021, a statement was expected with the Argentina international’s renewal, but MARCA gave exclusively that on the contrary, Messi will not continue After long weeks of talks between the two parties and while everything seemed to indicate that the union was maintained, the club transferred the player who could not renew it. The albiceleste admitted, three days later during a farewell press conference, that he had remained at shock. “It’s the most difficult moment of my sports career. When they told me, I blocked it. It was a pitcher of cold water. I had hard and difficult moments, but that … I feel very sad, I didn’t expect it. I was still I feel sad. I’m still taking it. I don’t know the Only, but I did everything to continue. I lowered the tab in half. I wanted to stay. Last year, I had made my decision, but not this year. And no one asked me anything else. It could not be realized. Everything was arranged, but as for The league This has not been done. The club has a very large debt and does not want to go into more debt.” he commented, between tears, in his sad farewell.

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The Only could not, for strictly economic reasons, keep the striker in the locker room: his continuity was not viable because he exceeded the Fair play financial. The league do not allow: the numbers did not match. Barcelona fans had to say goodbye, all of a sudden, to the best player in their entire history, to the footballer who had defended their colors for 21 years, 17 seasons in the first division, and had lifted 35 titles. The most successful, the man of records and magic football and cartoons, would wear another jersey: the worst nightmare has come true.

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Today, many things have changed, in the Barcelona and in Messi, What joined PSGBut their paths could cross again. It doesn’t sound easy, but there is a possibility. crack’s relationship with The door and its board of directors are not very good, but the rostrum lives excited with the words of the president who last week. “It’s an aspiration that I have as president and I would like it to come true, I was co-responsible for this end which I consider provisional. The stage of Messi in the Only It didn’t end the way we all wanted it to, it ended very conditioned for economic reasons and we have a moral debt, in that sense we would like the end of his career to be with the Bara jersey and applauded by the grounds where he goes, ” said the general manager.

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Messi has a contract with PSG until June 2023, with the option of an additional campaign. In the France team, last season, he participated in 33 matches and scored 11 goals. At 35, he is still one of the best players in the world and in the locker room and in the stands Camp Nou they miss the team, xavier, the fans… they miss his goals, his passes, his dribbles… and ultimately his magic on the pitch. The club had to scratch their pockets during the last winter transfer window and this summer to make up for their absence and sign attacking talents to compensate for their departure. Today marks one year of his goodbye, a walk that still hurts and is not healed, but the Only He sees his future with more optimism today, due to the signings made and the possibility that Messi wear Barça again.

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