According to the official Weibo account of Barcelona Football Club on June 8th, Jorge Messi, father and agent of Lionel Messi, conveyed the player’s decision to join Miami International to President Laporta on Monday, June 5th, although Barcelona has provided a plan in response to both parties’ wishes for Messi to return to Barcelona.

Laporta understands and respects Messi’s decision. Messi hopes to play in a league that does not demand too much and stays away from the attention and pressure he has suffered in recent years. Laporta and Jorge Messi are also willing to work together to hold a tribute ceremony for this player who has been loved by Barcelona fans in the past, present, and future.

Editor: Alexander