On the morning of June 8 (Hanoi time), Messi spoke about the broken negotiations with Barcelona and explained his decision to move to the US to play football.
” I will join Inter Miami. The decision has been made. I have received many offers in Europe but I am not even interested. My first wish is to return to Barcelona. When the negotiations are over. broken, I wanted to experience something new in Miami ,” explained Lionel Messi during a press conference organized by his team to share information about the future.
” Honestly, I’m not sure the Barcelona leadership really wants to bring me back. All I know is from Xavi’s words. However, I’m sure there are many people at Camp Nou who don’t want me back, they see it as a negative thing .” Messi shared.
Barca once led the race to sign Messi. However, the negotiation between the leader of the Camp Nou team and the representative of the Argentine superstar did not go well.
According to Messi, although La Liga has “gave the green light”, in fact, Barca still lacks a lot of conditions to bring him back. To be able to register Messi, the Camp Nou owner club will have to sell many players to have enough space in the salary fund.
” Why am I responsible for Barcelona buying or selling players? This makes me sick. I’m happy to hear the fans chant my name at the Camp Nou. It’s strange that the fans call my name but then I’m not there .” Messi criticized his old club.
Before Barca’s unclear attitude, Messi decided to withdraw from the negotiating table to join Inter Miami. At the club of President David Beckham, he will receive a salary of 50 million euros per season, excluding extra provisions.
Also in the speech, Messi revealed that he has been following Barca for the past year and has been in contact with coach Xavi many times: “I really want to return to Barca. It is my dream. But on the other hand, I don’t want what two years ago happened again. I don’t want to leave my future in the hands of someone else. I have to make decisions for myself and my family .”
In addition to ignoring European teams, Messi also rejected an offer from Saudi Arabia, where Al Hilal was willing to pay him a salary of 1 billion euros for two seasons. ” If I needed money, I would have gone to Saudi Arabia. They made attractive offers. However, I just did what I wanted. Money is not everything,” the former PSG star added .
” Sergio Busquets to Inter Miami? I didn’t know about this. We never said we were going to the same club. Joining Inter Miami was my own decision. I don’t know what Busquets and Jordi Alba will do. ” Messi said.
” Anyway, I still want to live in Barcelona again. I hope to be able to come back one day and help Barca because this is the club I love. Thank you for the love from the fans. Again. , I want to say I will be back ,” Messi closed his speech.