The exit of Barcelona football star, Lionel Messi from Camp Nou has been confirmed on Sunday, prompting negotiations for a new deal with French club, Paris Saint-Germain.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner while speaking during a press conference became emotional and broke down in tears.
Sources also confirmed that one major reason for the Argentine’s exit is because Barca could no longer afford to pay the wages of the talented player who has been at the club for 21 years, becoming its all-time goalscorer with 682.
The negotiation at the moment with the Qatar Sports Investment-owned club, PSG is underway as the four-time champions league winner is expected to travel to the French capital either Sunday or Monday to undertake a medical and finalize the deal, French newspaper L’Equipe reports.
The ten-time La Liga winner, who said his plans were to carry on playing as long as possible; fell into deep emotions as hundreds of fans, many wearing his No. 10 jersey, massed outside Barca’s Camp Nou stadium to bid farewell to him.
In his words, “As long as I go on being competitive and as long as my body responds (I’ll carry on playing),” he told a news conference.
“As long as I can, I will carry on competing.”
“I tried to behave with humility and respect and I hope that is what remains of me when I leave the club.”