🚨 “I wanted to return to Barcelona,” Lionel Messi reveals his intentions to join Inter Miami instead of his former club, Barça 🔵🔴
In a shocking revelation, Lionel Messi has opened up about his decision to join Inter Miami and not return to Barcelona, the club he called home for more than two decades. Messi expressed his desire to reunite with his beloved team but cited past events as the reason for his departure.
“I really wanted to return to Barça, I had that dream. But after what happened two years ago, I did not want to be in the same situation again, leaving my future in the hands of someone else… I wanted to take my own decision, thinking of me and my family,” Messi confessed.
Contrary to the reports suggesting that La Liga had given the green light for his return, Messi clarified that numerous obstacles stood in the way of a reunion. “I heard reports of La Liga giving the green light, but the truth is that many, really many things were still missing in order to make my return to Barça happen. I didn’t want to be responsible for them to sell players or reduce salaries. I was tired,” he explained.
Addressing speculations about financial motivations, Messi dismissed the notion that money played a role in his decision-making process. He revealed, “Money has never been an issue with me. We didn’t even discuss the contract with Barcelona! They sent me a proposal, but it was never official, written, and signed. We never negotiated my salary. It wasn’t about money; otherwise, I was going to join Saudi.”
Moreover, Messi hinted at internal dynamics within the club, suggesting that there may be individuals who do not want his return. “I’m sure that there are people in the club that do not want me to return to Barça, considering that negative for the club,” he disclosed.
Despite receiving offers from other European clubs, Messi asserted that joining Barcelona in Europe was his sole intention. He stated, “I received bids from other European clubs, but I didn’t even consider those proposals because my only idea was to join Barcelona in Europe.”
Ending his statement on a heartfelt note, Messi expressed his love for Barcelona and his desire to be close to the club once again. “I’d love to be close to Barcelona. I will live in Barcelona again; it’s already decided. I hope to help the club one day because it’s the club I love,” he concluded.
With these revelations, Lionel Messi bids farewell to Barcelona, leaving behind a legacy that will be forever cherished by fans and football enthusiasts alike.
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