The end of a 20-year history between Leo Messi and Barcelona had the impact of an earthquake in Argentina. Immediately, all the media dedicated their covers to him to review the most unexpected news and, in addition, speculate on the future of the captain of the blue and white team.
As if almost everyone acted by a conditioned reflex, symbolized in the image of Ángel Di María, Leandro Paredes and Neymar, most opinions were inclined to imagine Messi with the PSG jacket . “Will it be the new club?” Clarín wondered . There was no shortage of those who favored Manchester City.
Sports gatherings suddenly changed the subject of conversation. The stunned presenters were forced to talk about something that was not on the horizon. Everyone in Argentina believed that Messi’s renewal with Barcelona was just a formality. No one was in a position to draw conclusions from what had happened in front of the cameras.
For the sports newspaper Olé it has been a ” world bomb ” that marks the epilogue with Barcelona of ” a unique and undoubtedly unrepeatable legend .” Leo’s goodbye causes a kind of disbelief shared among other things because, beyond titles and hierarchies, Messi seemed to have achieved what no one of his stature had been able to achieve: to maintain throughout a career full of achievements a single color.
The man who transformed, with an unforgettable team led by Pep Guardiola, a giant like the Barça “, added Olé . According to the publication, there are still opaque aspects in the farewell account.
“Barcelona blamed LaLiga for the non-agreement, although LaLiga told Olé that Barcelona does not meet the legal requirements at an economic level What will Leo say publicly after this?The reality is that neither the 10 nor its people ever fully confirmed the agreement, despite the fact that it was advanced, for fear of complications such as those that ended up happening. Will Barcelona resolve the issue urgently or will it definitely lose its idol, as announced? “