The Politics In Barcelona That Led To Messi’s Exit
First he was set out to embarrass him with publications that the player had become a free Agent even though the Argentine had other binding clauses on his contract. He then followed it up with subsequent boardroom humiliations.
Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Gerard Pique have all crossed their prime, who are the young players primed to take over leadership of the team in a time the Club’s football and fortunes have gone down?
Majority of the Agencies from South America and Dubai who tie their commitment to the Club have threatened to pull out. Lionel Messi is not bigger than the Club, however, players of his calibre require engagements from supporters and sponsors who have stood with the Club through thick and thin.
Instead of Laporta thinking of better ways to go about the player, he allowed politics and personal interest cloud his judgement.
It is about something much bigger and what many believe is the true political intrigue behind these developments.
(Photo of Lionel Messi)
Barca have made their position clear. It is not just about choosing their finances over Messi. It is about future plans that go beyond the immediacy of the team. There is so much beneath the surface here.