The whole football world was shocked yesterday, August 25, when news of Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona surfaced online.
Lionel Messi who have spent his entire career with the Spanish giants with whom he won six Ballon d’Or was said to have submitted a transfer request as he hopes to start a new challenge elsewhere.
The Argentine forward who is Barcelona’s all time highest goal scorer having scored 634 goals as well as winning 34 trophies in a Nou Camp career spanning 16 years will be leaving as the greatest player the Spanish side have ever seen.
With the fans yet to get over the news, all question on the mind of football lovers is, Will Barcelona be able to survive without Lionel Messi?
Barcelona have shown in past season how much piority they place on Lionel Messi with the Argentine forward being the difference on numerous occasions.
Messi have scored classical goals as his goal in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg against Getafe 13 years ago remains arguably his greatest strike will be one Barcelona fans will look back and ask why they’ve been unable to keep him.
Real Madrid suffered for a season after they lose Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus and with Messi having impact in Barcelona’s achievements over the year, it’s obvious he will be missed for almost two seasons or else something dramatic happen.
Barcelona have been unable to show their quality without Lionel Messi in a match and it will be impossible to prove their worth without him in a season.
Lionel Messi have grown to become the heart of Barcelona and teams will no longer fear the Catalonia club with the Argentine magician.
Though Messi next move have not been confirmed but it’s obvious they would not survive next season without him and it’s better they ensure he stay put.