Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona: Social media reaction to Barcelona legend’s transfer desire

Lionel Messi has told Barcelona via a fax-document that he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants in Barcelona.

Following the breaking news, FC Barcelona confirmed on Tuesday the Argentine sent a document expressing his desire to activate a release clause that would end his contract, and let him leave for free this summer.

As ever, the reaction on social media after the Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona news broke out was instant. Let’s have a look:

Former Barça captain Carles Puyol offered his backing to his former team-mate and Barça forward Luis Suarez replied with a clapping emoji:

President of Catalunya thanked Messi for his services:

What would be Messi’s next destination?

So what next after Messi leaving Barcelona? Could Messi – a four-time Champions League winner – move to the Premier League? He has been linked with Manchester City for a while.

On regard, Former English striker Peter Crouch would love to see him in EPL:

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, meanwhile, suggested Chelsea might move for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner:

Messi to United:

It is not over just with EPL, clubs from Italy want Messi too:

What Messi really needs is a new challenge to enjoy his career, a whole new environment from the very start.

League One Burton almost let the cat out of the bag after the Messi leaving Barcelona news… As too they want Messi:

It’s time for a change of sport?

Chicago Bulls:

Things getting Messi after Messi leaving Barcelona news:

Honda Factory Team in the race too:

Can Leo Messi play cricket? Pakistan Super League team Peshawar Zalmi would love to have Messi onboard.

Where would Messi take his talents?
We will see it in the coming days.