Lionel Messi was in talks to express his desire to leave Barcelona at the end of last month. But, FIFA president Gianni Infantino is happy to hear the news that Messi is not leaving Barcelona.
Gianni Infantino is the president of FIFA. He has to think about all the details of world football. He has to keep an eye on Europe’s top leagues and also keep an eye on the country’s football league which is ranked 210 in the world. Added to this is the coronavirus situation. Biosecurity, the health risks to the players, the return of spectators to the field everything keeps him busy. But not so busy that it will not be time to say a word about the news that has shaken the football world in the last few days.
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On 25 August, Lionel Messi took the storm by expressing his controversy to leave Barcelona. On the one hand, Messi wanted to leave the club. on the other hand, the club was stubborn and did not agree to leave him. There has been a lot of discussion about the 700 million euros ‘buy out clause’. But it is not possible for any club to spend such a large sum on the principle of financial consistency.
It’s been almost a week since Messi announced he would stay in Barcelona for another year. In the meantime, he has returned to practice. He is also practicing with a smile on his face. However, the discussion did not stop.
Infantino went to Italy to take part in a discussion on returning visitors to the gallery. During this time of coronavirus, the spectators talked about complex issues like returning to enjoy the football matches. But the interest of the media is not stuck in just one issue. So the FIFA president was also asked about Messi’s desire to change the team.
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Despite his reluctance, Messi remained in Barcelona. Infantino is quite happy with this decision. “Messi is definitely a great player,” said the Argentine captain, who is currently wearing a Barcelona jersey. Something more than a player. He is a great legend and Barcelona is his club. I think in the end the two sides reached a decision that satisfied them.
Talking about Messi, the topic of his opponent came up. Ronaldo became the second footballer to score a century in international football after scoring 2 goals against Sweden. Given the opportunity, he praised the Portuguese captain, saying, “I have the opportunity to congratulate Cristiano Ronaldo on this occasion. He has scored 100 and 101 goals for the country, the highest in Europe. ‘