Barcelona have announced that Lionel Messi will not continue with the club next season, the Spanish side unable to fulfil their contract agreement with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.
The club’s crippling financial situation has now led to the departure of arguably football’s greatest ever player, with Messi having scored a record-breaking 672 goals in 778 appearances since coming through the academy ranks with the Catalan side.
Messi has set extraordinary and unprecedented standards during a career with Barcelona that has included a staggering 34 trophies, alongside his record Ballon d’Or total and countless other individual awards and acclaim.
If this really is the end for the Argentina captain and the club where he has spent his entire career to date, then an unforgettable chapter will close for one of the game’s all-time icons.
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