*Lionel Messi to Goal:*
“I wasn’t happy and I wanted to leave. I have not been allowed this in any way and I will STAY at the club so as not to get into a legal dispute. The management of the club led by Bartomeu is a disaster”. 🚨
I told to the club, to the president in particular, that I wanted to leave. They know this since the start of the past season. I told them during all last 12 months. But I will stay here because I don’t want to start a legal war”.The truth is that there is no project at this club. They just plug holes as and when things happen. I would never go for a war against the club of my life. That’s why I’m staying”. 🚨Lionel Messi confirms everything said on past hours/days: “Bartomeu told me that the only way to leave was to pay the €700M clause – that’s impossible. But at the end of the season, the same Bartomeu said it was ‘my decision’… he didn’t kept his promise”. 🚨
“When I communicated my wish to leave to my wife, it was a brutal drama. The whole family began crying, my children did not want to leave Barcelona. But I’ve been telling the president & the club that I want to leave all year long!”.