‘This is how GOAT treats…’ Messi Farewell… Now only the destination is decided Saudi Arabia ‘Money’ OR Barca ‘Honor’

Reporter Ahn Ho-geun from Star News | 2023.06.04 11:01

Lionel Messi looks confused during the last match at PSG on the 4th. /AFPBBNews=News1
Messi with a frustrated expression. /AFPBBNews=News1

Has Lionel Messi (36) “GOAT (Greatest Ever)” been treated like this? Messi was booed in the last game against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). PSG lost 2-3 in the 2022-2023 season French Ligue 1 round 38 home match against Clermont held at Parc des Princes in Paris, France on the 4th (Korea time). It didn’t mean much because the championship was already confirmed, but Messi’s end was not as pretty as expected.

An ugly farewell, Messi was good until the end

PSG said on the club’s website, “Messi will leave PSG at the end of this season. I would like to thank him from the bottom of my heart. I sincerely wish Messi more success for the rest of his career.”

After the club’s announcement, Messi said, “I was happy to play at PSG. I was with good players. I also express my gratitude to the club.” Nevertheless, the home fans cheered Messi on until the end.

It may be true in scenes where good scoring chances are not saved, but Messi was captivated from the moment his name was called before the game. He wanted and brought him to the top of Europe, but as a result, he did not achieve the desired result, and the conflict with the club in the process of leaving for Saudi Arabia at the end of the season was the cause.

Anyway, Messi is now free. Many teams still want Messi. This is because he has become a free agent (FA) who does not need a transfer fee even though he still shows his best skills.

Messi in PSG’s last game. /AFPBBNews=News1
Messi. /AFPBBNews=News1

Saudi ‘Money’ OR ‘Honour’ Barsa, the time of fortune has come

One of the most likely destinations is Barcelona, ​​​​the home team. Starting with his youth, he spent 17 years in the first team. He brought a lot of honor to the team until he became the GOAT. In 2021, due to Barcelona’s financial situation, it was difficult to go with him anymore and he chose PSG, but the longing for his home team was still there. Barcelona also wants Messi strongly, and returning to Barcelona, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The roadblock is going to Saudi Arabia. According to Spanish media Sport, Saudi club Al-Hilal have offered Messi a staggering 345 million pounds (562.6 billion won) in annual salary alone. It is an amount beyond imagination.

Sooner or later, it seems Messi’s destination will be decided. Al-Hilal wants to complete the signing of Messi by the 6th.

Barcelona are also fully aware of the possibility of Messi going to Saudi Arabia. Everyone is trying to change Messi’s mind because he can’t pay that much. The president of Barcelona, ​​​​Juan Laporta, appeals by emphasizing that Barcelona is Messi’s hometown. According to Spanish media Tarsu, it is known that Barcelona have already been negotiating with Messi since February.

The fact that Xavi Hernandez, who led Barcelona’s heyday together, is the manager may also be an attractive factor for Messi. Earlier, he hinted at the possibility of a transfer, saying, “I often contact Messi.”

Lionel Messi (above). /AFPBBNews=News1

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