Six-time world footballer Lionel Messi has once again confirmed his departure from FC Barcelona in tears. “I really need to say goodbye today,” the 34-year-old told a news conference in the auditorium of FC Barcelona on Sunday: “After 21 years.”
Even before his farewell speech began, tears flowed. “I’ve been thinking a lot about what I can really say over the last few days. The truth is: I can’t think of anything,” Messi said sternly. The new contract with Barcelona has not been finalized due to the league’s financial restrictions.
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The superstar did not give any information about his new club, but insisted he really wanted to stay. “We talk about a lot of things,” said the six-time world footballer in Barcelona. “So far I have not agreed on anything. Many clubs are interested. But of course we talk to each other.”
The 34-year-old is associated with the French leading club Paris Saint-Germain and talks are progressing, according to media reports. According to the French sports newspaper “L’Équipe”, Messi arrived in Paris on Sunday to complete a mandatory medical examination there soon. (dpa)
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