Lionel Messi’s Barca Teammates Show Support After Superstar Asks For Release
It may be the end of an era with Barcelona, but Lionel messi receives serious love from his longtime teammates on Tuesday … after the international football superstar asked the club to terminate his contract.
The heartbreaking news broke hours ago … with arguably the greatest player on the planet sending a letter to Barca asking to be released from his contract, citing a clause that could make him available at the end of the season .
It’s a HUGE deal – Messi, 33, has been at Barcelona since 2001, winning 10 La Liga titles and 4 Champions League titles.
Messi has also won the Ballon d’Or 6 times with Barca … the most a player has ever won in his career.
With Messi ready to leave the only professional club he has ever known, his teammates take the news in stride … wishing the striker the best of luck in the future.
“Respect and admiration, Leo,” Carles Puyol said on Twitter. “All my support, my friend.
Luis Suarez – Messi’s teammate since 2014 – echoed Puyol’s post with a few clapping emojis.
Messi wanting to go out isn’t that shocking to some, especially after an embarrassing season … but it’s still crazy to think of the guy in a new uniform.
The breakup could be a bit complicated, however … there are reports that Messi’s clause may have expired in June … which would require a buyback of $ 826 MILLION.
So … is anyone willing to pay ??
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