Barcelona , August 5, 2021: The enigmatic Lionel Messi is going to leave Barcelona after contract extension negotaions failed, club has confirmed .
The Argentina skipper has all life played for Barcelona and will no longer be part of the Club with whom he has won numerous acolades .
“Despite FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi having reached an agreement and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen because of financial and structural obstacles (Spanish Liga regulations),” Barcelona statement reads.
As a result of this situation, Messi shall not be staying on at FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled,it further said.
FC Barcelona wholeheartedly expresses its gratitude to the player for his contribution to the aggrandisement of the club and wishes him all the very best for the future in his personal and professional life, it added.