More searches than every K-Pop group ever combined, than any president, than any rapper. Worldwide Twitter trending topic. Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi has been in the news around the world, surpassing celebrities and breaking news. Why? Find out below!
Lionel Messi is at the peak of his career, with 33 years old. He spent most of his life playing soccer for his beloved club Barcelona, in Spain, after flying there with just 13 years old from his home-town Rosario in Argentina. He is the city idol, and has been competing in an incredible level for the last 10 years alongside his colleague Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi is like the Tom Brady from soccer. And he generated an outrage, just like the former New England Patriots quarterback when he decided to leave his club for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last year, after losing an incredible match in the Champions League 8-2 against German club Bayern Munich, the club entered a crisis and hired a new coach, the Dutch former soccer player, Ronald Koeman. He immediately said he won't be taking into consideration the Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who happens to be Messi's best friend.After that episode, Lionel sent a formal letter to the club saying he wanted to quit and leave the institution.Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and every newspaper in the world started talking about. And now, is back.
The club's official website stated:
"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 LaLiga regulations on player registration. 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.
Apparently, the world loves soccer, and great soccer players. Messi will be giving the world a lot to speak about in the next days! Also, at the end, the club's official statement thanked the professional player for his services:
"FC Barcelona wholeheartedly expresses its gratitude to the player for his contribution to the aggrandizement of the club and wishes him all the very best for the future in his personal and professional life."
There is no official statement of the soccer player yet.