Barcelona: All journeys come to an end after a certain point of time but if the curtains are brought down abruptly shocking fans out of their wits, we are left fuming.
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi perhaps wanted to prolong his stint of 21 years with FC Barcelona. Needless to say, he has given more than his best to the Catalan since joining them at the tender age of 14. But financial constraints played spoilsport as the club authorities failed to renew his contract.
This comes out of the blue since there were reports that Messi had agreed to stay on against a reduced salary yet the ball didn’t move a bit from then on. La Liga’s stringent criterion that a player has to be roped in on a reduced salary was the final nail in the coffin and hence Messi is a free agent now.
There are certain irreconcilable obligations that have to be met with even if at the expense of letting a precious talent leave.
672 goals, 10 La Liga titles, 4 Champions Leagues and 7 Copa Del Reys – simply unparalleled milestones for the Argentine superstar with Barca.
He wanted to continue, but the ball was not in his control, neither the club’s. Good bye Leo!