The 2021 summer transfer window proved to be one of the most staggering one in the history of football. From Sergio Ramos to Cristiano Ronaldo to Romelu Lukaku, star-studded footballers parted ways with their former clubs. However, one transfer, in particular, shocked the world, when Lionel Messi decided to leave his boyhood club FC Barcelona after the Catalan side failed to re-sign the 6-time Ballon d’Or winner due to financial crises imposed by COVID-19.
Having won 35 trophies with Barcelona, Messi registered a tally of more than 670 goals across all competitions. But having made his move to a Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain earlier this year, the little genius has found himself in a spot of bother. Before the start of the current season, Messi was derived as the clear favorite to win the Ballon D’or, which would have been his 7th. Yet with his on-going struggles continuing to adjust to away conditions, Messi could be overthrown by Robert Lewadowski.
Lionel Messi suggests having no regrets for joining PSG
For the first time since making his move away from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain, Argentina’s captain Lionel Messi has spoken to the media, with his France Football exclusive set to release on 9th October. Yet a short clip from the video from the interview has already been revealed (via Marca), with Messi indicating that he does not regret his decision to swap Catalonia for the Parc des Princes.
“I Made no Mistake by Joining Paris Saint Germain.”
Ever since Messi has left Barcelona, it seems like the Catalan club are struggling big time, both in the domestic league and in the UEFA competition as well. On one hand, where PSG have registered four points in the Champions League, Barcelona has been left for dead by enduring two losses in two games in the same competition.
With the on-going struggles going on separately for Barcelona and Lionel Messi, it would be interesting to see how the two respective parties perform in the busiest calendar return after the current international break. Will Messi be able to stamp his authority on the French soil to reclaim top spot in the Ballon D’or? Remains to be seen as the arguable G.O.A.T stands by his decision to join PSG.