Germany and Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroos, says Lionel Messi’s departure from the Camp Nou lords FC Barcelona ‘will be bad ‘ not only for the club, but also for Laliga.
It’s almost a certainty that Messi will finally leave the club he joined as 13 year old this summer despite the club claiming an entitlement of €700m release clause which the player and his reps have disputed.
Messi father who is also his manager has been negotiating with Manchester City for a possible switch to the Pep Guardiola’s side amid the disagreement over the superstar’s claimed free agent status.
Kross, a key player of Real Madrid – the archrivals of Barcelona in Spanish football was asked to comment about the impending departure of the Argentine from Spain during a post-match news conference as the midfield got set to line up for Germany in an UEFA Nations League clash against Spain on Thursday at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart.
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“Messi is a player who is interesting for all clubs in the world. It’s bad for LaLiga and especially for Barcelona,” Kroos told reporters.
Hé added: “For me, as a Real Madrid player, it’s of course something different.”
“But even if Messi left, it wouldn’t
automatically mean that we at Real Madrid would win everything.”
Messi, a six-time Ballon d’Or winner, has played 731 matches for Barcelona, scoring 634 goals plus 285 assists. The major titles the 33 year old won as a Barca player include 10 Laliga titles, six Copa del Rey, four Champions League titles, three UEFA Super Cup titles and three FIFA Club World Cup titles,
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