Lionel Messi is Leaving Barcelona: The Fallout and What’s Next?
Lionel Messi is an icon. Messi is a fixture in the soccer world and easily one of the most popular athletes on the globe. How big? The NFL is starting preseason, but this news will completely eclipse the NFL.
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Lionel Messi to PSG
It’s official Lionel Messi has a new home and that did not take long. Paris Saint-Germain has the contract ready to go and they will bring Messi into the team. Did you bet on it and win?
Paris Saint-Germain are close to sign Leo Messi, confirmed. PSG are preparing the official contract until June 2023 to be submitted to Messi and his father Jorge in the next hours 🚨🇦🇷 #Messi
Messi’s open to join PSG. Neymar was pushing in the last 24h. PSG are so, so confident. pic.twitter.com/WNRYJKCkjs
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 6, 2021
What Went Wrong
This deal on paper is all about economics. In months leading up to this announcement, Messi and Barcelona were very close to an agreement. Reports at one point indicated that they agreed in principle to a five-year deal instead of a two-year extension. However, Barcelona could not navigate a difficult salary cap and remove enough players to make it happen.
Lionel Messi is arguably the best athlete on the planet. Instead of waxing poet9ic about what he has done, this tweet says it all.
🏟 778 Games
⚽️ 672 Goals
🅰️ 268 Assists
🏆 34 trophies
🎩 48 hat-tricks
😏 542 Wins
🥇 6 Ballons d’Or
🥇 6 Golden Shoes
🥇 8 Pichichi’s
Lionel Messi at Barcelona: Don’t be sad because it’s over, be glad because it happened 🙌.#Messi #goat
— Ahmi 🇵🇰 (@AhmadSethi10) August 5, 2021
All eyes will be on Messi and where he goes next and this will easily be the biggest story of the next few weeks, so stay tuned.
Lionel Messi is Leaving Barcelona but Now What?
Before we look ahead to what is next for Messi, it’s time to celebrate his accomplishments. Perhaps you want to look at the timeline of his career at Barcelona. Or if you want the action, his top 10 goals for Barcelona are amazing. But everyone wants to know what happens next.
The Future for Lionel Messi
When you are as popular as Lionel Messi, the whole world is watching and waiting to see what he will do next. They are also betting on it.
Here are the odds on which team will sign Lionel Messi
Manchester City 21/10
Any MLS club 11/1
Inter Milan 12/1
Manchester United 18/1
Newell’s Old Boys 20/1
You can bet on what team will sign Messi and make big money!