Lionel Messi, the world’s best football player, has finally said goodbye to his Barcelona fans, breaking down in tears.
The player has spent his whole career with the football club, winning numerous cups and three Ballon d’Or awards throughout his tenure.
FC Barcelona made a press statement a few days ago saying Messi will no longer play for the club.
Due to financial difficulties, the contract renewal was unable to take place.
“I’m leaving the club without seeing the fans for nearly a year and a half. If I were to visualize it, I’d imagine the Camp Nou packed and an appropriate farewell. But it needs to be like this.” Messi stated in a news conference to bid goodbye to the fans.
“Barcelona is my home, our home,” he added. I wanted to continue at Barça and that was the plan, but today, after spending my entire life here, I had to say goodbye.”