Today fans of Lionel Messi and Barcelona had the nightmare of the last couple of days became a reality.
After many reports that Messi was leaving Barcelona, the man himself confirmed the news at an emotional press conference today he held at Camp Nou.
With eyes full of tears, Messi said he was disheartened that he had to leave the club that has been there for him for decades and at the start of his young football career.
Messi has had to leave Barcelona due to financial issues as the club will not be able to pay his salaries without breaking fair play rules.
Messi has taken a pay cut in the past, however, with the club’s financial woes, even a pay cut now will not be able to keep Messi at Barcelona.
Barcelona and Messi have been synonymous for the past couple of years as the footballer’s success was directly linked to the success of the club.
Whether one is a Messi or Barcelona fan or not, seeing Messi leave the only club he has played for signifies a sad end to a beautiful football era.
While many were grieving a loss, Ghanaians were, however, doing what they do best in times of grief – create humour.
Messi has not indicated where he is going, however, many are claiming that it will be PSG. Whichever team that gets Messi, they will be lucky to have him
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