Lionel Messi made his senior debut for Barcelona in 2004. Since then he has broken almost all the records at the club and has set the bar very high for any other player to break it. However, after serving 17 years at the club since he was a teenager, will Lionel Messi leave Barcelona? After the club’s humiliating defeat against Bayern Munich in the Quarter Final of the UEFA Champions League this season, Barcelona sacked their manager Quique Setien. Immediately Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona rumors started. However, Barcelona appointed new manager Ronald Koeman. So it was assumed that Messi will play under a new manager and won’t leave Barcelona. However, after a few days from many trustable sources, it was confirmed that Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona.
Lionel Messi for Barcelona has won every trophy for the club. He even has won all the individual awards.
Lionel Messi for Barcelona
- La Liga x 10
- Copa Del Rey x 6
- Supercopa de Espana x 7
- UEFA Champions League x 4
- UEFA Super Cup x 3
- FIFA Club World Cup x 3
Some of Lionel Messi’s awards:
- Ballon d’Or x 6
- European Golden Shoe x 6
- UEFA Men’s Player of the Year x 2
- Pichichi x 7
Every year, after the season ends during the summer transfer window, the rumors start that Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona. However, every time it just ends up as the rumors. Although, this time according to many trustable sources, it is said that Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona this transfer window. We can only wait for the official announcement from the club and the player to confirm the rumor. But if Lionel Messi leaves Barcelona, where will he go next?
Will Messi leave Barcelona to join Manchester City?
Manchester City are favorites to sign the Barcelona legend Lionel Messi. Many reports say that Messi wants to reunite with his former manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi’s partnership at Barcelona was very successful. It helped them not only win the treble but also win sextuple in 2009. Will Messi join Manchester City with star players like Kevin De Bruyne, his Argentine teammate Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling managed by one of the best tactician Pep Guardiola? It will be a lethal attack for any team in the world to defend against. Only few clubs in the world could afford the Lionel Messi move to their club, Manchester City being one of them. So it is very likely for Lionel Messi to make his move to Premier League if he decides to leave Barcelona.
Will Messi leave Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain?
Paris Saint-Germain are also a potential destination for Lionel Messi. The French club likes to spend big money in the transfer window will not hesitate to spend on Lionel Messi’s transfer. His former Barcelona teammate Neymar Jr, who plays for the French club helped them reach the final of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the history of the club. Lionel Messi wanted Neymar to come back to Barcelona. He even asked the President of F.C.Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu to sign Neymar back from Paris Saint-Germain. After Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain is the next favorite destination for Lionel Messi to join. A deadly attack that already comprises of Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappe, Angel di Maria. How good will it be if Messi joins the club?
Will Messi leave Barcelona to join Juventus?
It is a dream for every football fan to watch the two of the best football players of this generation: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to play together at least for one season for the same team. Will Lionel Messi join Juventus to play alongside his rival Cristiano Ronaldo? Although it is very unlikely for him to join the Italian club. However, it is still a possibility. It will be amazing to watch them play for the same team after being rivals for over a decade.
It is only a matter of time before either Lionel Messi himself or F.C.Barcelona breaks the silence regarding the transfer. But the big question is, will Lionel Messi leave Barcelona after 17 years at the club? Even if he does which club will he join? If he stays at Barcelona how will this transfer saga affect the relationship between Messi and the club board? Comment below your opinions whether Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona to join any other club.