The problem surrounding the way forward for Lionel Messi continues to dominate world soccer, with Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola being requested the place his former participant will play within the 2023-24 season.
Chatting with ESPN Argentina, Guardiola mentioned he hopes to reunite between Messi and FC Barcelona. The Argentine participant resides the final years of his enjoying profession and the Spanish coach desires the 35-year-old participant to stray from the suitable path.
“I am a Barcelona fan, I purchased my tickets. [at Camp Nou]And I hope at some point we will say goodbye to him as he deserves.” Guardiola told ESPN. “He’s the best participant of all time.
“During the last 12 years, Barcelona has had a ‘increase’ and this may not have been doable with out it. I am not speaking about numbers, I am speaking about participation within the recreation, magnificence, effectivity, effectivity, the whole lot.”
Messi left Barcelona in 2021 with tears in his eyes, after the Catalan staff couldn’t signal a contract because of his monetary scenario. Guardiola nonetheless cannot imagine that Messi is not enjoying on the Camp Nou, two years after that press convention.
“I by no means thought it could finish like this. I am satisfied which president it’s,” Guardiola mentioned. [Joan] Laporta loves Leo and has mentioned since she left: [Messi] He deserves a goodbye to the vital particular person he’s.
“Leo helped our membership. [Barcelona] It has develop into a lot bigger than when it arrived. When an individual is simply too large, you must say goodbye correctly. He left because of very troublesome monetary situations, for 1000’s of causes that I can’t point out right here.
“I hope the day comes once I sit in my seat [at Camp Nou] and I can get up and clap and say goodbye to Leo as he deserves. And I do know that Joan [Laporta] Leo will strive too, and he and his household will see all of the love Barcelona followers have for him, with gratitude and respect for what he is finished for the membership.”
As monetary obstacles stay, Barcelona try to do the whole lot doable to get them to reunite with Messi.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup winner can be launched on 30 June and it will likely be fascinating to see if the Spanish membership can deal with his scenario for the tip of his storybook.
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