The biggest transfer saga in football history is underway.
After multiple reports that Lionel Messi wanted to leave the club emerged following Barcelona’s humiliating loss to Bayern Munich, it was confirmed on Tuesday evening that the Argentine wants out.
Not only that he wants out but he believes he can trigger a clause in his contract that will see him leave this summer on a free transfer.
The clause has actually expired but Messi’s team believes that due to COVID-19 extending the 2019/20 campaign, that clause is still valid.
Excuse the pun but it sounds like it’s going to be extremely…Messi.
It’s going to be one almighty legal battle.
One thing is for sure, Messi wants to leave and the entire world is still coming to terms with it.
Social media must have been close to breaking due to the sheer amount of people reacting to the news. In all the mayhem, you may have missed some of the best reaction from some of the biggest people.
Therefore, we’ve compiled the most significant tweets after the news broke.
“Wow!! Another historical moment!!!”
Puyol was one of the first to react and he tweeted his full support of Messi.
“Respect and admiration, Leo. All my support, friend.”
Suarez replied to Puyol’s tweet with two clapping emojis.
Meanwhile, Ferdinand decided to seemingly tease everyone by suggesting Messi could be heading to Chelsea.
He tweeted: “Just heard Frank Lampard is now in for #messi Some window this if Lamps pulls this off!!”
The president of Catalonia said his goodbye to Messi.
He wrote: “Catalonia will always be your home. Thank you so much for all this time of happiness and extraordinary football. We have been lucky enough to share a few years of our lives with the best player in the world. And a noble athlete We will never forget you. Leo Messi, St. George's Cross.”
The former Barcelona striker suggested the club allowed Messi to leave.
“If Messi is to leave @FCBarcelona by activating a release clause, then I hope the club try to help, not hinder him. He’s been fiercely loyal and their greatest ever player. It would be terribly sad if it finished with a fight between the player and the club.”
The Barcelona presidential candidate urged current president Josep Maria Bartomeu to resign.
“You know perfectly well that if the Catalans could go to the Stadium, the whole field would be a cry: Bartomeu is already folding! You haven’t even been able to guard the best of history, a homemade myth. That is why we insist: Bartomeu resigns and elections as soon as possible!”
Former La Masia graduate wrote: “What we have been talking about. Now what? Who fixes this?”
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