This news really came as a shock to me. The Barcelona legend Lionel Messi is departing Camp Nou this summer after the Spanish champions’ greatest rival is activated his €250 million buyout clause.
Lionel Messi Gave us a Shocking News
The Argentine forward, winner of five Ballon d’Ors, Messi agrees to join Real Madrid at the end of the season in a record-breaking five-year deal.
The transfer was announced before Saturday’s Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu. More interesting news can be found at Goal.com.
Lionel Messi, who joined Barcelona as a 13-year-old kid, explained the matter in a heart-breaking tone, “With Financial Fair Play, Barcelona could not grant me what I wanted and deserved. I recommended they fund my contract by selling the Camp Nou, but for some reasons Barcelona officials valued the club more than me. When I received the word, I was heartbroken and our relationship was done.”
On the other side, Cristiano Ronaldo said he was pleased to welcome Lionel Messi aboard and that he was looking forward to receiving Messi’s support from the wing.
Meanwhile, Barcelona is expected to replace Lionel Messi with Leicester City star Jamie Vardy, who will be mentored by Uruguay star Luis Suarez.