The defender has been with the striker since the beginning of his career and wished him the best with his next step
Gerard Pique says “nothing will be the same” without Lionel Messi at Barcelona.
The Argentine star will not return to the Camp Nou outfit because, said the club, ‘financial and structural obstacles’ posed by La Liga, prevent them from tying him to a new deal.
After 21 years with the Spanish giants, Messi will be looking for another club to continue his career and Blaugrana teammate Pique is sad to see him go.
What was said?
“Nothing will be the same again. Not the Camp Nou, nor the city of Barcelona or ourselves,” he wrote in an Instagram post.
‘After more than 20 years at the club, you will stop wearing a T-shirt. The reality is sometimes very difficult.
“We met in 2000, we were 13 years old and a career ahead. What a career! The mother we gave birth to! If we had designed it at that time, it would have been impossible to do it better. A Fucking madness!
“In my first season, after I returned to FC Barcelona, we won the triathlon and you became the best player of all time. From Rosario to the air in Rome. That’s where the legend begins. What happens next is history.And what good is it? It happened!
‘Now you’re leaving, but I know you’ll be back one day. There are still things to do. Let it go well, enjoy wherever you go and keep winning just as you know how to do it. Here we are going to miss you. I love you Leo. “
Why is Messi gone?
Messi initially agreed to sign a five-year contract with the Catalan club, but they can not afford to sign him for the new season.
“I do not want to create false hope,” President Joan Laporta said on Friday.
“In the course of the negotiations, we know that the player had other offers. There was a time limit.
“If fair play remains strict, the player needs time to look at what he is going to do and look at other options.”
He added: “Leo wanted to stay, so he is not happy. For him, it is currently a situation in which he has to confront the reality that can not be changed. He knows that I wish him the best wherever he goes Barca is his home.
Where could he go next?
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have been highlighted as the top two candidates to win the 34-year-old.
But the city boss Pep Guardiola did not want to touch the probability of the Premier League champions who signed him when he asked him about it on Friday.
Meanwhile PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino indicated that his side could jump himand said they did not have to sell star Kylian Mbappe to get Messi.