Lionel Messi speaks on his infamous exit from Barcelona

Lionel Messi joined PSG in the summer window.

The Argentinian forward never wanted to leave Barcelona in the first place but the club couldn’t afford to keep him due to financial restrictions.

His contract with Barcelona was expired and he had no option other than to leave on a free transfer.

Messi eventually moved to Paris Saint-Germain to reunite with former Barca player Neymar.

“I didn’t expect it at all,” Messi said. “In my head, I was going to go [back to Barcelona], sign and start training straight away.

“I thought that everything was set and I just needed to sign it. But when I got there, they told me that it wasn’t possible anymore. They told me that I couldn’t stay and that I’d have to find a new club because they couldn’t renew my contract. It changed my plans.

“It was extremely difficult to accept. To think that we were going to have to leave our home, the family were going to have their routines turned upside down, the kids were going to have to change schools and come with us to a completely new place.

“It was the first time that this had happened in my career. I had decided that I was going to end my career with Barcelona. It was difficult, but we passed the test together. A lot of things went through my mind, but I had no choice but to leave.”

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