Lionel Messi has been forced to accept the challenge of long-time football rival Cristiano Ronaldo following the announcement of the Barcelona bombing on Thursday.
The Catalan club confirmed on Thursday that The Argentine superstar will complete 21 years of his Camp Nou. Since joining the club academy, he has won 35 trophies with Barcelona and holds numerous records not only within the club but also in Europe.
Messi and Barcelona had reached an agreement on a new deal, but the restrictions imposed by La Liga have left the player and the club unfulfilled. The 34-year-old will now be forced to find a new home, something Ronaldo wanted Messi to do.
The Portuguese star, who has shared the sport’s most famous feud with the Argentine wizard, not only excelled in the Spanish league with Real Madrid but also in the Premier League with Manchester United and his current club Juventus in Serie A. Also win trophies. A.
During the 2020-21 season, Ronaldo was asked about his feud with Messi and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner expressed hope that Messi would take his talents to another league in the future. He wanted his Argentine counterpart to “leave his comfort zone” and try another league, whether in Italy or elsewhere.
“I want him to come to Italy one day,” Cristiano Ronaldo said during the 2020/21 season. As Marka has quoted.. “I hope he accepts the challenge of leaving his comfort zone. But if he is happy in Barcelona, then of course I respect him.”
Messi had no plans to leave Barcelona this summer, having agreed a new five-year deal. But the Catalan giants’ latest announcement could see Messi leave Spain for the first time in his professional career as France’s Paris Saint-Germain are being touted as his next destination, along with England’s Manchester City.