Neymar has been key to sign his big friend Messi. Calling him, texting him and announcing to his team-mates last weekend that Leo Messi was coming. Now it’s done and completed.
It is so unfortunate for Messi to leave has the Catalan club earlier stated that Messi was will to stay at the club and the management of FC Barcelona were will to accommodate him and have reached agreement but the new rules of LaLiga Santander was not in favour of their agreement.
A statement on the Catalan giants’ official website said: “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).
“As a result of this situation, Messi shall not be staying on at FC Barcelona.”
It leaves Messi facing an uncertain future, with Paris Saint-Germain who have completed his transfer to the club.