And the “Barca Blaugrana” website quoted Araujos speech, in which he said: “Saint-Germain called Messi before, but that was after January, that is, 6 months before the expiration of his contract with Barcelona. We did not contact him before January 2021.”
Araujo concluded his statements by saying: “Our club’s step came after the end of Messi’s story in Barcelona. The desire that the Argentine star showed us, motivated us a lot to join him. It is wonderful for a player like Messi to play in the Saint-Germain shirt.”
Last month, Saint-Germain officially announced the transfer of Messi to its ranks with a two-year contract with the possibility of renewing it for an additional year, after Barcelona spoke about the financial and structural obstacles to the regulations of the Spanish League, which prevented the “flea” from staying with the team.
Messi engraved his name in golden letters in the history of the Spanish League because he is the player who won the most matches in the tournament, after achieving 383 victories with Barcelona, while he played the largest number of matches in the competition by 778 games.
The most important player in Barcelonas history topped the list of “Barca” scorers in the competition Champions League With 120 goals, he is overwhelmingly superior to the retired Brazilian star Rivaldo and his former friend in the Catalan club and the current Uruguayan Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez, who scored 25 goals in the most important continental championship in Europe.