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'Lionel Messi's Barcelona Exit Wasn't Financial,' Claims LaLiga Chief

Arjun Singh Devgan
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LaLiga president Javier Tebas has opened up on Lionel Messi's shock summer transfer, claiming that, It was a decision influenced by the club's Ferran Reverter and I think it’s linked to the Super League.”

Barcelona created a stir when they announced that they would not be offering Messi a new deal, something which created headlines all around the world. The player eventually moved to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

"If Laporta had shook hands with Messi on a deal, it was because for one month he had accepted the CVC offer. He was in favour for more than a month. That’s why he said things were going well. He even phoned me twice to accelerate the operation with CVC because Messi was getting nervous.

“The club was happy with the agreement for many weeks and then in the last 72 hours it all changed. It was a decision influenced by (Barça CEO) Ferran Reverter and I think it’s linked to the Super League.”

The Catalan outfit lost their greatest ever player, and also lost Antoine Griezmann due to their financial debt that they are facing due to mismanagement.

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