Spanish defender Gererd Pique has sent emotional goodbye message to Lionel Messi following his departure from Barcelona.
Barcelona confirmed that Lionel Messi will not continue his career as a Barcelona player, bringing an end to one of the beautiful love stories in football history.
A heartbroken Pique who was reacting to the news stated the sixth time Ballon D’or winners exit will hit the club and the entire Barcelona city badly.
Messi spent almost all his football career in Catalunya playing for Barcelona after making his competitive debut as a seventeen (17) years old boy in October 2004.
The Argentine played a vital role in the clubs rich history and went through all the ranks to become their captain after Iniesta’s departure in 2015.
Fast forward Messi rundown his contract and there were high hopes to tie him to a new one ahead of a demanding 2021/2022 La Liga season.
But the club’s financial struggles means Messi would have to agree a pay cut if he should continue as a Barcelona player and rumors has it just weeks ago that he accepted a 50 percent salary downgrade to sign a new five years deal.
Unfortunately that is just like a dream now that won’t Barcelona fans would have to work up from.