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Messi to leave Barcelona due to financial constraint
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Messi to leave Barcelona due to financial constraint

Messi, who joined Barca's youth set up aged 13, is the club's all-time top scorer and appearance maker with 672 goals in 778 games in all competitions Argentina striker Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona despite both parties having reached an agreement over a new contract, the La Liga club said Thursday, citing economic and structural obstacles to the renewal of deal. "Despite Barca and Messi having reached an agreement and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract, this cannot happen because of financial and structural obstacles (Spanish La Liga regulations)," Barca said in a statement. "As a result of this situation, Messi shall not be staying on at Barca. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled. "...