Lionel Messi will become a free agent.

Lionel Messi FC Barcelona

The Spanish giants announced the departure of Lionel Messi after 20 years of a long career with the club as Messi couldn’t match terms in a new agreement with the club.

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Barcelona on Lionel Messi’s departure.

“Although an agreement has been reached between FC Barcelona and Leo Messi it cannot be formalized due to economic and structural obstacles,” said a statement from the club. “Faced with this situation, Lionel Messi will not remain linked to Barcelona. Both sides deeply regret that the wishes of both the player and the club cannot come true.” Jack Grealish to Manchester City in a record-breaking transfer deal.

Six times Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi finally landed a major trophy-winning Copa America defeating Brazil.

But there are doubts regarding continuation with the club FC Barcelona ever since he tried to leave as a free agent last August. Saying the club didn’t have any project to anything for a long time.

The Argentine superstar being the top scorer of all time for the club, agreed to see out as the club threatened to go to the court. England on backfoot against India in the 1st test.

The player who his with Barcelona since 2000 and signed his first contract when he was 13 on a napkin, is a free agent from 30 June after playing 788 games for the club.