Details of the sad statement. Messi out of Barcelona
Fc Barcelona officially announced the departure of team captain Lionel Messi from the club’s ranks in a “shocking” statement on Thursday evening.
“Although the club and the player have reached an agreement and a clear intention to sign a new contract today, this cannot be done because of financial and structural obstacles and la Liga laws,” barcelona’s official statement said.
The statement added: “As a result of this situation, Messi will not remain at FC Barcelona. “Both sides deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will not be fulfilled in the end.”
“FC Barcelona expresses its sincere gratitude to the player for his contribution to amplifying the club and wishes him all the best in the future in his personal and professional life.”
According to Spanish sources, La Liga imposes a maximum wage for players, with barcelona’s salary cap of €350 million a year, and it should not exceed it.
This is an insurmountable obstacle, especially with Messi’s huge salary rising, and the Catalan club failing to get rid of its other high-paid stars.