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Ronald Koeman Sends Emotional Farewell Message To Lionel Messi

Ryan Sidle

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Ronald Koeman Sends Emotional Farewell Message To Lionel Messi

Ronaldo Koeman has spoken for the first time since finding out that he won't be managing Lionel Messi at Barcelona for the upcoming season.

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The world was shocked on Thursday night when it was announced by Barcelona that Messi would no longer be signing a new deal, due to financial restraints.

The news has left fans and players of the Catalan giants on their knees, literally in some cases, and the emotional tributes have poured in.

Messi's teammate Gerard Pique is one of his former teammates to have sent an emotional message, and now Barca manager Ronald Koeman has followed suit, posting on Instagram.

"Still hard to understand that you will not play for Barcelona anymore," the Dutchman said.

"Thanks for everything you have done for our club.

"I really enjoyed the full season we worked together. I am impressed with your work ethic and desire to win. It makes you the best player in the world.

"For now, I wish you and your family the best!"

The news of Messi leaving will hugely impact Koeman's plans for next season, as he attempts to win back La Liga from Atletico Madrid.

Aguero only joined the club this summer, after his Manchester City contract expired, but it's been said that he is unhappy because he was sold on the idea of playing alongside his friend.

Messi and Aguero's friendship is stronger than the latter's desire to play for Barcelona. Image: PA Images
Messi and Aguero's friendship is stronger than the latter's desire to play for Barcelona. Image: PA Images

The six time Ballon d'Or winner looks set to move to PSG, with the Ligue 1 giants said to be on the verge of having potentially the greatest transfer window ever!

One man who will be extremely happy to see the 34-year-old move to the Parc des Princes will be Neymar, the Brazil forward has previously said he wanted to be reunited with his former teammate.

Whoever Messi signs for, it'll be weird to see him at a different club.

Topics: Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, La Liga

Ryan Sidle
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