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(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 8, 2020 Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi arrives at the Joan Gamper Ciutat Esportiva in Sant Joan Despi near Barcelona for a training session. – Lionel Messi will end his 20-year career with Barcelona after the Argentine superstar failed to reach an agreement on a new deal with the club, the Spanish giants announced on August 5, 2021. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Lionel Messi will end his 20-year career with Barcelona after the Argentine superstar failed to reach an agreement on a new deal with the club, a decision certain to spark a high-stakes scramble for the signature of a player widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time.

“Although an agreement has been reached between FC Barcelona and Leo Messi it cannot be formalised due to economic and structural obstacles,” said a statement from the club.

“Faced with this situation, Lionel Messi will not remain linked to Barcelona. Both sides deeply regret that the…



Source: Guardian Newspaper