Lionel Messi has labelled the Blaugrana’s decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid “crazy”.
The Uruguayan striker departed for Atletico in acrimonious circumstances over the summer, and Suarez has since gone on to bag seven goals in 10 top-flight matches for Diego Simeone’s side.
Atletico currently lead the way in La Liga while Barcelona are eight points behind in fifth, and Messi has since slammed the club’s decision to allow Suarez to join a title rival.
Read Also:Manchester United Not Interested In January Move For Alaba
Speaking to La Sexta, Messi said: “What happened with Luis Suarez to Atléti (Atletico Madrid) was crazy. He left for free, paying the remaining years of his contract and he joined a team that fight for the same objectives as us. Unbelievable.
“Luis Suarez’s departure had nothing to do with the decision [to submit a transfer request] but I felt it was crazy the way his exit was handled and that Barcelona let him go to a direct rival. We speak a great deal and I speak to Luis every day.”
Messi is expected to head for the exit door in Catalonia himself after failing to secure a move elsewhere in the summer, but the 33-year-old will reportedly see out the final few months of his deal with a January exit not on the cards.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.