Opinion: Lionel Messi should have forced Barcelona exit

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Lionel Messi shocked the whole sporting world some weeks ago when he announced that he will be leaving Barcelona, a club he joined in 2000 as a youth player.

The Argentine grew to become arguably the best player in history of football at the Catalonia but due to their poor run of form

The 33-year-old, who has spent his entire career at the club after joining in 2000 as a youth player, has a contract with the Catalonia club until 2021 but failed to force a move out of the club after Barcelona insisted his release clause must be met.

Lionel Messi noted that he does not want to take Barcelona to court and thus ruin the good relationship they’ve had over the past years..

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However, Lionel Messi might regret the decision as he should have forced a move out of the club to Manchester City where he would have everything at his disposal.

Though Lionel Messi still remain Barcelona main man and captain but the club have failed to turn up in a way that showed they really want the Argentine to sign a new contract if the current one expires.

Barcelona’s activities in the transfer window have been not been impressive as they’ve not learn from the 8-2 demolition they suffered in the hands of Bayern Munich.

With Luis Suarez rumoured to be leaving the club, Barcelona are yet to sign a player that will have an impact on the pitch when Lionel Messi is not having his best moment.

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Over reliance on the Argentine will once again be needed this season and things might get worse if Messi gets fraustrated.

Messi might be labelled as a Betrayal but he should have moved when things have not gone beyond repair in Barcelona.

Ronald koeman will be eager to turn things around but with the crop of players Barcelona possess, it’s not feasible they will be feared in their league nor in Europe.

Lionel Messi is no doubt Barcelona’s greatest player but he should have left when the coast was clear.

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