Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona?
For goodbye, the premise gave the impact unthinkable. But on Tuesday he told the membership he wants out.
Sixteen years on from his debut, the 33-year-old is eyeing the exit door.
As ever, the reaction on social media used to be immediate.
Damaged-down Barca defender Carles Puyol supplied his backing to his broken-down crew-mate, writing on Twitter: “Admire and admiration, Leo. All my strengthen, friend.”
And Barca forward Luis Suarez responded with a clapping emoji:
The president of Catalunya used to be already announcing his goodbyes – thanking Messi for “all this time of happiness and exceptional soccer”.
So what next? Would perhaps well perhaps Messi – a four-time Champions League winner – circulation to the Premier League?
Damaged-down England striker Peter Crouch would bask in to notion it – but would perhaps perhaps perhaps be pissed off if no-one else can:
Ex-England captain Rio Ferdinand, within the meantime, advised Chelsea would perhaps perhaps perhaps circulation for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner:
At one level, #MessitoUnited used to be trending:
And whereas many fans enjoy been craving a link-up between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, one other Italian membership made a cheeky circulation:
Damaged-down Sampdoria forward Roberto Mancini, now Italy manager, backed that circulation, announcing: “I’d gladly give it for #Messi.”
But a circulation to a main European membership would perhaps perhaps perhaps be too predictable, undoubtedly?
What Messi in actuality needs is a brand new insist, a whole new atmosphere, true?
League One Burton practically let the cat out of the safe…
No – we’re no longer shopping for it.
But how about League Two?
Or even it is time for a alternate of sport: