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Posted on October 19, 2021 at 9.45 am by Th.B.

New PSG offensive star Lionel Messi left his lifelong club FC Barcelona during the last offseason. A departure that did not fail to react on its former president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Due to the great financial difficulties encountered by FC Barcelona , the club culé could not hold back Lionel Messi this summer. Although Joan Laporta was re-elected president last March and the extension of the six-fold Golden Ball was his priority and the great promise of his election campaign, the new boss of Barça's administration failed. Results ? Lionel Messi joined PSG on August 10, just a few days after the official announcement of FC Barcelona for his inability to renew the contract of Lionel Messi , despite his desire to cut his salary in half. Former president of FC Barcelona who had managed to block the departure of the new number 30 of PSG , Josep Maria < strong> Bartomeu was asked about Messi's surprising departure.

“His departure is a problem”

During an interview with Tv3, Josep Maria Bartomeu delivered on the regrettable and regretted, from his point of view, departure of Lionel Messi for PSG at the last offseason. “His departure is a problem. We are a buying club, not a selling club. (…) And now that he wanted to stay, he had to leave ”. the former president of FC Barcelona assured in remarks reported by AS on Tuesday.

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