Messi To Give His Side Of The Story In Press Conference On Sunday

The footballing world on Thursday evening was shocked when Barcelona announced that Lionel Messi was leaving the club he joined as a teenager.

Barcelona’s president, Joan Laporta, spoke in a press conference on Friday morning to explain the decision, claiming it was one he deeply regretted.

A contract had been agreed between the two parties, but La Liga’s financial regulations meant that the club couldn’t sign off on the deal while still abiding by the rules.

Messi was said to be surprised by the turn of events and hasn’t been speaking with any potential suitors over the past year.

But reports making the rounds claim Paris Saint-Germain have emerged as the likeliest destination for the Argentine.

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Messi will now give a press conference on Sunday from Camp Nou, where he’ll give his side of the story, according to Fabrizio Romano.

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