After Lionel Messi’s free transfer, Gary Lineker rips into Barcelona – “mess”
Lionel Messi’s departure from Barcelona has elicited a furious reaction from Gary Lineker.
Lionel Messi’s departure from Barcelona has elicited a stinging response from Gary Lineker. Barca was unable to finance Messi’s new deal, hence he is no longer a member of the club. The Argentine was not offered a contract due to “financial and structural hurdles,” according to Barca.
Messi will go down in history as Barcelona’s greatest player.
Since his debut in 2004, he has amassed an incredible 672 goals.
Messi has six Ballon d’Or awards and is the all-time leading goalscorer in La Liga.
And Lineker is baffled as to why the situation has turned out the way it has.
The former Barcelona striker made fun of the club’s famed motto, “Mes que un club,” which means “More than a club.”
Lineker called the situation a “Mess” on Twitter, writing: “Club statement.
“How in the world did they end up in this situation?” Mess, what a team.”
Following his release, Paris Saint-Germain is the favorite to sign Messi.
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s manager, still wants two ‘priority’ signings in addition to James Maddison. [REPORT] Chelsea has been dealt a blow in the form of Romelu Lukaku, with Inter Milan considering a transfer reversal. [RUMOUR] Real Madrid is afraid of losing a move to Manchester United, causing Florentino Perez to change his plans. [GOSSIP]
Manchester City had expressed interest in the player in the past, but are now concentrating their efforts on signing Jack Grealish and Harry Kane.
Messi has previously been dubbed “the best player of all time” by Lineker, who claims he is far ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I am a tremendous fan of Ronaldo, too,” Lineker told the BBC last year, “but if you’re talking about the best player ever, there shouldn’t even be a question that it is Messi.” That’s just my opinion, but I don’t think it’s even close.
“Messi has clearly played in some fantastic teams during his time there, but his incredible numbers have remained the same regardless of who has been alongside him.
“Time and time again, he has proven the critics wrong.
“Even when the Barca team has not been as good as it has been in the past couple of seasons, his impact has not dwindled. They’ve been a complete disaster without him.
“It’s becoming increasingly rare for a player to stay with one club for as long as Messi has with Barcelona.”Brinkwire Summary News”.