For the past few years, it has been safe to say Barcelona has been dependant on messi, messi has almost been synonymous to barca. Since the beginning of his career, messi has been barcelona’s golden boy spending his entire club career in the club, creating own legendary status at the club, but the fairytale changed last summer when messi announced that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season.
Barca had just crashed out of Uefa champions league in the most embarrsing way possible, losing 8 – 2 to bayern munich in a single knockout tie, after the loss, Barca’s manager Quique setien was sacked, barca sold some important players like rakitic, vidal, arthur, and messi strike partner and close friend Luis Suarez, the decision of letting suarez go was the crushing blow, suarez, a Barcelona legend in his own right had just joined rivals Athletico Madrid, Then, messi made the big annoucement, He wanted to leave the club, the fans rallied, his co-players were sad, the club was in a disarray, the fans called for the resignation of the president, the club tried to tie him down with contractual complications, la liga supported them, in fact the impact of that announcement can not be overstated, he eventually staed because he didn’t want to leave his boyhood club with acrimony and that was good enough for barca, but now, one year later, messi is free from the previous contract that caused so much complication.
He is now free to move to any club he wishes to either Man. city or P.S.G or liverpool or Newell old boys or inter miami or anyother club he would like to go, even he wants to come to play for ikorudu F.C, am sure they will manage him(if he can accept a significantly reduced wage offer)or he could sign for barca….. again,
so what’s next for one of the greatest players in the history of football
Messi has many records in his name, the most significant of the awards is the ballon d’or, he has won it six times!!!!, any club that Messi decides to go to will have to pay him an enormous amount of money for his wages but they will make alot more from him, from shirt sales, ticket sales, sponsorships, and the number of messi fans that will automatically move to the club, messi influence will not just improve the club on the pitch but also on every other aspects that makes the club,
Man city and Psg and chelsea seem like the only clubs that have the financial muscle to lure him from barca.
Messi is currently not reacting to any offer right now as he is focused on leading Argentina to Copa America glory
where would you like to see Messi next season, Barcelona, Man city, PSG or Ikorodu FC?
by David Adeleye