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Xavi admits Barcelona will never get over Lionel Messi’s departure

Thu 08 September 2022 | 15:10

After an exceptional career at Barcelona, the 6-time Ballon d’Or winner controversially joined Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent in 2021. Although the Argentine agreed on a new contract with Barcelona, due to their financial issues, the club couldn’t afford the deal.

Barca manager

Xavi Hernandez

admits that the Catalan club is still feeling the effects of

Lionel Messi’

s departure. Hailing the Argentine as a

Barcelona

legend, the Spaniard believes Barcelona won't get over their legendary striker’s departure to PSG.

Xavi told reporters:

"We won’t get over the departure of Messi because he is the best player in history. However, now there are other players who are destined to make history, but it won’t be easy.”

 

Despite their financial struggles, the Catalan giants are trying to re-establish themselves as one of the best clubs in the world. They signed seven players this summer, including

Robert Lewandowski,

Jules Kounde, and Raphinha.

Messi’s three-year contract with

Paris Saint-Germain

will be worth around €110million as it’s been previously reported. However, Barca president

Joan Laporta

earlier promised a second ending to Messi’s tale with the club.

He said:

“I think, I hope and I wish that the Lionel Messi chapter at Barcelona has not finished.”

“I think it is our responsibility to ensure that chapter, which is still open and has not closed, has a moment in which we can do as should have been done. And that it has a much more glorious ending than the one it had.”

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