Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi will not continue to play at the Camp Nou, the club announced.
"Although an agreement has been reached between Barcelona and Leo Messi and with a clear intention for both sides to sign a new agreement today, it cannot be formalized due to economic and structural obstacles (La Liga rules). Faced with this situation, Lionel Messi has no to continue in Barcelona Both sides deeply regret that the wishes of both the player and the club cannot be fulfilled Barça would like to thank with all its heart for the player's contribution and wish him the best in his personal and professional life ", said in a statement the Catalans.
Messi has 778 games for Barcelona, in which he scored 672 goals and 305 assists. The Argentine has won 10 La Liga trophies, 7 King's Cups, 8 Spanish Super Cups, 4 Champions Leagues, 3 European Super Cups and 3 World Club Trophies. The record six "Golden Balls" shine in his individual collection.