Mercato | Mercato – PSG: Samuel Umtiti's announcement on Lionel Messi's departure from Barça!

Posted on October 19, 2021 at 11:15 pm by Th.B.

Although the common will whether on the side of the player or the club was to continue their collaboration, Lionel Messi left FC Barcelona for PSG. A departure that weighs heavily according to his now ex-teammate Samuel Umtiti.

The soap opera Lionel Messi which had seen its share of twists and turns since the burofax episode in August 2020, found its epilogue in a surprising manner on August 5. Unlike the months preceding the return of Joan Laporta to the presidency of FC Barcelona , the fivefold Golden Ball wanted to stay at Barça and extend his contract which expired on June 30. And while Messi and the administration Laporta wish to extend their collaboration, the finances of FC Barcelona did not allow such an eventuality. In the end, Lionel Messi signed to PSG a two-year contract with an optional third year. To see his former captain leave FC Barcelona for PSG was a challenge for Barça according to Samuel < strong> Umtiti .

“Barça? It's difficult because he loses the best in the world “

” How is life without Messi at Barça? It's hard because he's losing the best in the world, but life goes on. We have to play differently. Leo has helped us a lot and now we have to play more as a team. We can win things if we are convinced that by playing as a team we can beat anyone ”. Samuel Umtiti confessed during an interview with Mundo Deportivo.

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