Less than a month after the six-time Ballon d’Or winner inspired his country to put an end to the 27-year-old wait for a major international title in a 1-0 Copa America final win over arch-rivals Brazil, Messi’s homeland was stunned .
File image of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. AP
Buenos Aires, Argentina: The shocking announcement from Barcelona on Thursday that superstar Lionel Messi would leave the club is a « bomb » of global proportions, according to Argentine media.
Less than a month after the six-time one Ballon d’Or winner had inspired his country to end the 27-year-old wait for a major international title in a 1-0 final win of the Copa America over arch-rivals Brazil, Messi’s homeland was stunned.
« One of the most beautiful stories in world football is coming to an end: the day we never imagined is finally here, « added Ole in a tweet.
La Nacion newspaper said this » unexpected turn of events was « one Bomb that rocked world football « .
TV broadcaster TyCSports said in a tweet the news was » hard to believe « and added that it » marks the end of an era that will forever mark the history of football. » has “.
Just as the Fußba llworld immediately began to speculate which moneybag club Messi would land next, teams in Argentina cheekily dreamed up, although the economic reality in the recession-ridden South American country would make a homecoming even more amazing event.
The hashtag « Welcome Leo « began to be trending on Twitter when trailing images of Messi appeared in the jerseys of local giants Boca Juniors, River Plate, Newell’s Old Boys and San Lorenzo, as well as more humble outfits like Sacachispas FC.
However, the local press got interested for where the 34-year-old Messi will really end up next.
« Global shock … will Paris Saint-Germain be his new club, » said Clarin, speculating that the French Ligue 1 club » the main candidate was to include him in their Galacticos, « including Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
» Messi is in his prime and with his view of the World Cup in Qatar sets e r continues to focus on European football, « added the newspaper, pointing out that he has been courted by Qatari PSG for many years.
Social media were also full of memes, including several with Messi’s Argentinian compatriot Sergio Aguero, who joined Barcelona on a free transfer from Manchester City last month said he was looking forward to playing with his friend.
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