“FC Barcelona wishes Lionel Messi a lot of luck in his new professional stage”affirmed Barça in a statement.
The Barça team specified that last Monday the player’s father and representative, Jorge Messi, “transferred to the club’s president, Joan Laporta, the player’s decision to sign for Inter Miami despite having a proposal presented by Barça before the will expressed both by FC Barcelona and by Lionel Messi to go back to dressing as a blaugrana”.
“President Laporta understood and respected the decision taken by Messi to want to compete in a championship with fewer demands and further away from the focus and pressure to which he has been subjected in recent years”the statement added.
Laporta and Jorge Messi “arranged to work together to promote a great tribute from Barcelona to a footballer who has been, is and will always be loved by Barça”, concludes the note from the Barça club.
Despite the interest shown by the Catalan team to recover their former star, the world champion captain announced this Wednesday that he is going to Inter Miami of the American MLS.
“I made the decision to go to Miami. I still don’t have it 100% closed, something is still missing, but we decided to continue the path there,” he said in a joint interview with the sports newspapers Sport and Mundo Deportivo.
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