Barcelona says it will part ways with Messi

Lionel Messi, one of the most decorated soccer players ever, will depart from Barcelona after 17 seasons with the club. Financial obstacles are the reason for letting the legendary player go, team officials said.



August 6, 2021 - 1:28 PM

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MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi’s time at Barcelona appears to be over.

Barcelona announced Thursday that Messi will not stay with the club, saying that the Spanish league’s financial regulations made it impossible to sign the Argentina star to a new contract. 

He is leaving after 17 successful seasons in which he propelled the Catalan club to glory, helping it win numerous domestic and international titles since debuting as a teenager.

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