Messi bursts into tears at the beginning of the conference
According to him “I was convinced to stay here in Barcelona. This is my home, our home. I wanted to stay at Barça and it was the plan… and today I’ve to say goodbye after my entire life here”
Lionel Messi confirms: “My new contract was DONE. All done. I wanted to stay and when I come back from holidays, it was done.
…then it’s how Laporta explained it. At the last minute, with everything with La Liga, it couldn’t happen”.
“Last year when I sent the burofax, I was convinced. But this year, no. I was convinced with my family that we were going to stay here, in our home, what we wanted most. But today I have to say goodbye.“I thought it was all sorted, all agreed, then in the last moment, it was not possible due to La Liga issue. That is what happened.
“I cannot say about the club, Laporta says they cannot due to La Liga. I can only say I did everything possible to stay here.”