The exit of Lionel Messi from FC Barcelona to PSG continues to be discussed two years later. Messi left the capital club this summer transfer window as a free agent to join Inter Miami but remains a talking point.
Messi has stated that he never desired to leave the Catalan side, and now La Liga president Javier Tebas is commenting on the old subject. Tebas noted how he felt as a standby witness seeing the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner leave Spain’s top league.
“Leo Messi has his family and his way of thinking,” Tebas said. “For a few years now, he’s been looking for new experiences. I hoped that he would come back to Spain and that he never signed for PSG. There was a very sad ending between Messi and Spanish football.”
Javier Tebas: "Leo Messi has his family and his way of thinking. For a few years now, he's been looking for new experiences. I hoped that he would come back to Spain, and that he never signed for PSG. There was a very sad ending between Messi and Spanish football." pic.twitter.com/KNDnHQWQJ8
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) September 6, 2023
The 36-year-old had an opportunity to return to FC Barcelona. However, he decided it was time to leave Europe and head to South Florida. Furthermore, Messi’s move to Inter Miami has been a success so far.
Messi has won Leagues Cup 2023 for the MLS side and has them in the U.S. Open Cup to deliver two trophies. If this lies ahead, it could be a couple of good years for him in the United States.