If we take the list of the best footballers of the 21st century, Argentina striker Lionel Messi is the most prominent star in it.
Just as the soccer world loves Messi in an Argentina shirt, soccer fans will always remember Messi in a Barcelona jersey. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that all the achievements of Messi’s football career came from Barcelona.
Messi’s relationship with Barcelona began in 2000 when he was just 13 years old. After playing for the Barcelona youth team,
Barcelona C and Barcelona B, Messi signed for Barcelona’s senior team in 2004. Later, the football world saw the chapter of Messi, who shines in the history of football.
Messi fans around the world thought that Messi would stay at Barcelona until the end of his career. However, Messi left Barcelona in 2021 due to the financial crisis faced by Barcelona.
Messi has scored 474 goals in 520 games for Barcelona. But Barcelona president Laporta has openly stated that the possibility of restoring the relationship between Messi and Barcelona is not closed.
“I think Leo Messi’s story with Barcelona is not over yet. It’s still open and it’s our responsibility to make sure it has a more beautiful ending than before.
As Barca president, I feel indebted to Messi,” Barcelona president Laporta said, according to Caro De Las Salas.
Barcelona president Laporta tells @carodelas on ESPN: “I think, hope that Leo Messi story with Barcelona is not over yet. It’s still open, it’s our responsibility to make sure it has a more beautiful ending than it was”. 🚨🇦🇷 #FCB
“As Barça president, I feel indebted to Messi”. pic.twitter.com/ozPHsuGhod
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 24, 2022