As the latest reports state that Lionel Messi chooses Manchester City as the favoured transfer destination. The news based on the retirement of Lionel Messi is getting blazed in the social media world. Even the protests are taking place around the world by the core hearted fans of Lionel Messi.
As per the sources that have confirmed to ESPN, Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi spoke on the phone last week to discuss the possibility of the Barcelona forward making a move to Manchester City this summer.
Barcelona fans took to the streets outside the Nou Camp, Barcelona, Spain to insist the club to keep Lionel Messi. Angry supporters gathered at the club’s stadium and protested against President Josep Maria Bartomeu, demanding his resignation. Messi has been in the first team for 16 years.
In July 2017, Barcelona and Messi announced a contract extension that would keep Messi with the team until June 30, 2021, and is reportedly worth € 565,000 ($ 645,000) a week. Messi, 33, has been with the club since 2004.
Ojo !!! Leo Messi acaba de comunicar al Barcelona vía burofax que quiere abandonar el club. El jugador argentino se acogería a la cláusula que le permite rescindir el contrato unilateralmente.
— Alfredo Martínez (@Alfremartinezz) August 25, 2020
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner made his league debut with Barcelona in 2004. Messi has helped Barcelona win 10 league titles in his time at the club, as well as the Champions League four times.
Former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol, who was Messi’s captain and teammate, tweeted his support for the Argentine. “Respect and admiration, Leo,” wrote Puyol. “All my support, friend.”
Respeto y admiración, Leo. Todo mi apoyo, amigo.
— Carles Puyol (@Carles5puyol) August 25, 2020
MESSI- His Journey
As a child, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. At the age of 13, he signed with Fútbol Club(FC) Barcelona and moved to Spain. He is the top scorer of all time for FC Barcelona and the Spanish La Liga.
Winner of the Ballon d’Or, or footballer of the year, a record five times: with a record of four consecutive years (2009-2012) and again in 2015.
He has won the European Golden Shoe six times: 2009-10, 2011 -12, 2012-13, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.
In 2007, he creates the Leo Messi Foundation, working to improve access to education and medical care for children.
On March 11, 2010, Messi is announced as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, while on July 5, 2017, Barcelona and Messi announced a contract extension that will keep Messi at Barca until June 30, 2021, and is reportedly worth € 565,000 ($ 645,000) per week.
On June 2019, Ranked #1 on Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid athletes, with estimated earnings of $ 127 million.
On September 23, 2019, won the FIFA The Best award for the most outstanding footballer of the last year in the world.
On October 16, 2019, won the Golden Shoe for the sixth time
On May 2020, ranked #3 on Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid athletes, with estimated earnings of $ 104 million.
According to Argentinian TyC Sports, Messi has officially communicated to Barcelona that he will activate a clause to end unilaterally his contract!
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) August 25, 2020