Lionel Messi has finally bid farewell to Barcelona after 21 years at the club.
The Argentine international held a press conference today at Camp Nuo to bid farewell to the fans and his former teammates.
At a point during the conference, Lionel Messi broke down in tears as he himself never saw this coming.
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He talked about how he offered to reduce his salary by 50% so the club could comply with la Liga rules for them to register him.
“The news about Barça and Laporta asking me for a 30% salary reduction on Thursday is absolutely fake. It’s a lie. I offered to reduce my contract by 50%, and then they didn’t ask me for anything else”.
“There was no problem with Barcelona, really. I was ok with the club on every detail. We had an agreement on everything, I was convinced to stay at Barça… but it was not possible because of Liga rules”.