Lionel Messi Will NOT Continue As A Barcelona Player As Club Bids Farewell.

Lionel Messi will NOT continue as a Barcelona player after initial plans between the Spanish club and player to sign a new contract renewal failed today.

According to reports, negotiations has reached a point of no return which seems impossible to resolve due to financial and structural obstacles under (Spanish Liga regulations).

As a result of this situation, Messi shall not be staying on at FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club of Messi remaining with his only club for another five years, until 2026, when he would be 39, will ultimately not be fulfilled.

The 34-year-old Argentine had signed his first contract with Barcelona in 2000 on a napkin when he was just age 13 but his contract expired on June 30 and would now depart as a free agent.

Messi speculation over his future at Barcelona had already begun after he sought to trigger an exit clause and leave as a free agent last year but was compelled to stay following the appointment of Ronald Koeman as Manager.

Barcelona have insisted in the past they had plans for coping with Messi’s retirement, whenever it came, but the truth is their number 10 is irreplaceable both on the field as well as off.

The Catalan club wholeheartedly expresses its gratitude to the player for his 17-years contribution to the success of the club and wishes him all the very best for the future in his personal and professional life.

They are set to loose more than just a man who led them to 10 La Liga crowns, four UEFA Champions Leagues, three Club World Cups and six Spanish Cups and who has scored the most goals and most hat-tricks in La Liga while netting more than 700 senior goals for club and country.

The father of three, married to childhood sweetheart Antonella would most likely be joining the only few clubs (PSG, Man City, Man United, Chelsea, Inter, Juventus, MLS, Newell's Old Boys) who are likely to have the financial firepower to pay his wages although he is at least available on a free transfer.

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