It seems all the drama at soccer mega club Barcelona has had an effect on the club’s most legendary player. The club which ended the season without any trophy and were humiliated by Bayern Munich in the champions League loosing 8:2 are said to be in turmoil with calls for the president growing louder.
Amid all of this drama Messi has decided he can no longer be a part of the Barcelona project which has seen him rise to mega stardom. He has subsequently submitted his request to leave the club. This was not met very well by fans who have gone on to stage protests at the club’s offices demanding that the club president resign.
It seems the straw that broke the camel’s back was a meeting Messi had with new coach Ronald Koeman who reportedly told Messi in a no uncertain terms that the privileges that Messi enjoyed in the team are over, this reportedly annoyed Messi who decided then to activate his option to leave the club as a free agent.
It seems some major changes are coming to Barcelona and many will not survive this period of change. What ever happens few can doubt the impact that Messi has had not only on Barcelona but on football as whole.