After leaving Barcelona, ​​Lionel Messi is the third legend to leave the Mercato for free

After leaving Barcelona, ​​Lionel Messi is the third legend to leave the Mercato for free

The departure of Argentine legend Lionel Messi from Barcelona caused a wide shock in various parts of the world, especially for the fans of Barca, for fans of the flea, who impressed everyone with his capabilities over the many years he lived with the Catalan team.

Barcelona announced, yesterday, Thursday, the departure of its star and Argentine captain, Lionel Messi, after his contract expired at the end of last season, after the two parties disagreed over the renewal of the contract.

Barcelona said in an official statement: “FC Barcelona thanks Leo Messi for everything he has done and wishes him all the best in his personal and professional life.”

The statement continued: “Although an agreement has been reached between FC Barcelona and Leo Messi and a clear intention for both parties to sign a new contract today, it will not be possible to formalize due to the economic and structural obstacles to La Liga. We therefore regret to announce the end of Leo Messi’s journey with FC Barcelona.”

During the current summer transfers, a number of legends left his clubs, most notably Sergio Ramos, the former Real Madrid captain who joined the French team Paris Saint-Germain, and Sergio Aguero, the historic Manchester City scorer, to become Leo the third most prominent legend to leave his club during the current Mercato..

In the following report, we monitor the departure of each of the three legends according to the circumstances of each of them:

Lionel Messi

The debts of Barcelona in the last three years in particular, with the impact of the Corona virus pandemic on football in general, were the most prominent obstacles that led to reducing the club’s income, and accordingly reducing the ceiling of expenses allowed by the Spanish League administration to enroll Lionel Messi in the Barcelona list, which led To the inability of the Catalan club to contract him.

And the Spanish League imposed a reduction of approximately 250 million euros from the expenses provisions, to be able to register any new player, not just Lionel Messi.

Barcelona wanted to reach an agreement with its players to reduce salaries, or get rid of some players with huge salaries, led by Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho, and French defender Samuel Umtiti, but all of Joan Laporta’s attempts did not reach the permissible limits.

According to the 2019-2020 season’s expenditure report, Barcelona’s expenses exceeded 656 million euros. In a meeting that did not last long, the Catalan club and the player announced the separation due to the regulations in force in the Spanish League.

Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos broke down in tears at the press conference, which took place in the presence of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, to bid farewell to the club, in which he spent 16 years full of achievements and records.

This came after the Royal Club announced the departure of the veteran captain after a long career with the team that witnessed him winning many local and continental championships.

The reasons for Ramos’ departure were his refusal to reduce his salary during the next season, which made the club’s management remove him from his accounts, in addition to the desire of the royal administration to contract him for one season only.

Despite the player’s return to agreeing to the decision to stay, the deadline had already expired by the club’s board of directors, which made the player feel shocked by the departure.

Sergio Aguero

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola commented on the departure of Sergio Aguero at the end of the season, saying: “We know how important the Argentine star is, whether in the past or the present, and such decisions are never easy, it is almost impossible to replace him in terms of numbers, but I I believe that modern football cannot be tolerated by any player, either physically or mentally, playing every three days for 11 months.

Guardiola’s comment befitting a legend who left the team in one of the biggest surprises of the ending season and the summer transfer period, especially since Aguero remains the team’s historical top scorer in the English Premier League.

In an official statement, the club decided to erect a statue of the player next to the statues of David Silva and Vincent Kompany, confirming the player’s historical role in the team over the past ten years.

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