Messi wants to leave Barcelona in the transfer market last summer. The 33-year-old star is thought to have been very disappointed with the club’s management, which has indeed been highlighted in recent years.
That spotlight culminated last season when Barcelona ended a titleless season. Blaugrana failed to maintain excellence in the Spanish League and was overtaken by Real Madrid after the lockdown period.
In the Champions League, The cules beaten by Bayern Munich 2-8 in the quarterfinals. This result confirms the drop in Barcelona’s level on the European scene after being knocked out by the sensational comeback of AS Roma and Liverpool in the previous two seasons.
It has not yet spoken of a series of internal problems at the club. Barcelona is experiencing disputes within the club, in addition there are allegations of corruption cases by President Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Now, when Messi said he wanted to leave, Puyol was one of the former players who immediately expressed support. On Twitter, he wrote ‘My respect and admiration for you, Leo. I fully support you, friend. ‘
But as is well known, in the end Messi decided to stay because he did not want to face Barcelona at the court table, out of respect for the club that made his name. Puyol was also asked what his attitude was regarding this matter.
“As a Barcelona fan, I don’t really want Messi to leave. But that’s football. In the end he decided to stay,” Puyol told Gazzetta dello Sport dikuitip Brand.
“He recently said that he is motivated, that he is enthusiastic, and we hope he can continue with us for a long time. He is a great asset to LaLiga, he is one of the best in the world,” he added.
Despite deciding to stay, Messi still has the opportunity to leave in the summer of next year. Because his contract at Barcelona only remains until June 2021.