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on his way Why Lionel Messi exit from Barcelona changes the entire football world 

Ten-word statement the saddest and most sensational development in Barca’s history

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates winning La Liga with the trophy in 2019. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates winning La Liga with the trophy in 2019. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters

Messi in the Camp Nou in 2019. Credit: Reuters

Messi in the Camp Nou in 2019. Credit: Reuters

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates winning La Liga with the trophy in 2019. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters

It is news that has stunned football, and will change the entire football world regardless of what happens next. 

Many of the most influential figures in the game were already working out how they could secure one of the greatest players of all time, and still the best right now. Phones have been ablaze.

It is all from a simple 10-word statement, that is at once the saddest and most sensational development in a famous club’s history.


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