Tony Freixa, a candidate within the Barcelona presidential race, has slammed Lionel Messi for the ‘unlucky’ and ‘disrespectful’ means he has communicated his want to depart the membership.
Shockwaves spiralled around the soccer world on Tuesday night as Messi formally expressed his want to half methods with the membership he has spent his whole profession with.
The 33-year-old has scored a outstanding 634 targets in 730 matches on the Camp Nou, and varied stories are linking him with a transfer to Manchester City the place he would reunite with Pep Guardiola.
Messi has been synonymous with Barca for greater than a decade, serving to the membership win 4 Champions League crowns, 10 LaLiga titles and plenty of different trophies.
Nonetheless, Freixa, a former director at Camp Nou, believes the playmaker confirmed a ‘lack of respect’ to the membership the place he made his identify.
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He instructed Radio Marca: “I’m not overly involved about Messi leaving as a result of every little thing has an finish.
“What’s essential is that he did it in such an unlucky means and with out respecting the membership.”
Freixa was additionally adamant that any potential suitor for Messi should pay his £630million launch clause or he’ll stay on the membership.
He added: “I’m shocked and disenchanted as a Barcelona man. I’m disenchanted by what Messi has executed.
“The contracts are to be fulfilled and what Messi has to do is include €700m and go away.”
In the meantime, Crystal Palace ahead Andros Townsend has mentioned Premier League gamers could be ‘honoured’ to share a pitch with Messi, joking that SIX gamers would man-mark him simply to get near him in a match.
“It might be unbelievable for a participant like myself to say he shared a pitch with Lionel Messi,’” he instructed talkSPORT. “It’s the stuff you inform your youngsters and your grandkids.
“Whether it is true and if he does need to come to the Premier League, it might be unbelievable for not solely the Premier League however for each participant who hasn’t shared the pitch with him to get that honour.
“Each single recreation he’d have six or seven gamers man-marking him!”