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Barcelona Fans Blame Griezmann For Messi Exit

Barcelona Fans Blame Griezmann For Messi Exit

France international Antoine Griezmann was abused by Barcelona supporters as he arrived for training on Friday morning – with one claiming it is ‘his fault’ that Lionel Messi will not be signing a new contract.

On Thursday the bombshell news broke that a deal between Messi and Barcelona had broken down, with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner now set to move on to pastures new.

A statement released by the club blamed La Liga for the situation, saying: “Despite FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi having reached an agreement and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen because of Spanish La Liga regulations on player registration.

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“As a result of this situation, Messi shall not be staying on at FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled.”

Barcelona’s perilous financial situation is the main reason behind Messi’s departure, and Griezmann was one of the players they had hoped to move on this summer in order to save wages.

But despite it initially looking as though he could make a return to his former team Atletico Madrid this never materialised, and it now appears highly unlikely they will find a buyer for the forward before the close of the transfer window.

As Griezmann pulled into Barca’s Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training ground, fans could be heard shouting and jeering in his direction.

And one yelled: “Messi has left because of you!”

All talk will now turn towards where Messi goes next, with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City believed to be the current front-runners for his signature.

It has been reported that Messi has been in direct contact with Mauricio Pochettino as PSG push to sign the player.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 4
  • What a stupid assumption, why can’t this Barça board learn from RM, No player is fucking bigger than any club and if Messi dnt leave now, he will surely leave one day, you guys need move on, this getting tiring.

     
  • If you pay attention to la liga and not just African players you will know that Dembele, Continho and Griezmann are getting paid a lot of money especially for poor performances. Continho and Dembele stay getting injured and Griezmann is poor. So it not their fault, its Barcelona fault for bad signings. That’s why in the past couple of weeks they were trying to find suitors to buy Griezmann, but nobody wanted him.

     
    • Whatever happen, Messi most leave one day, they should have free him last year and recoup some $$$$. Xavi and iniesta left now, there is no point holding onto player who wanna go. Anyway good for my boys, Barça ending this season middle of the table. Halla Madrid