The Barcelona icon says he can not see the Argentine star playing for any other club
Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta says it will ‘hurt’ to see Lionel Messi in another club’s shirt than the Argentina’s move to Paris Saint-Germain has been confirmed.
Messi has signed a two-year contract to join PSG and end his record-breaking career as a member of Barcelona after the club failed to re-sign him this summer.
Iniesta is one of the millions of Barça fans left saddened by the departure of Messi, while the legendary midfielder has said that the Argentine icon represents everything wonderful to the club.
What did Iniesta say?
“I do not know what happened internally nor how things went, but the club will have to recover from this transfer,” said Iniesta. AFP.
‘It would hurt to see him in another team’s shirt. Leo personifies Barcelona. He was everything, he is a player who surpasses the team. I’ve never seen a player like him, and I do not think I will ever do that.
“[Barcelona] will still be one of the best teams, one of the teams to be at the summit. ”
Iniesta’s history with Messi
The World Cup winner, who now plays for Vissel Kobe in Japan, was a member of Barcelona for more than 20 years when he left the academy to finally achieve legendary status.
During his time at the club, Iniesta has won La Liga nine times while also winning four Champions League crowns.
Messi was a part of each of the triumphs, and the duo was an important part of a history match over European football.