Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s spicy message on Lionel Messi’s departure
A real bomb stirred the last summer transfer window. After a whole career spent in Catalonia, Lionel Messi (34) left FC Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain, as part of a free transfer. An operation which did not fail and which does not fail, even today, to react the football planet. In an interview with AS, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, now present on the UEFA Executive Committee, commented on the departure of Lionel Messi from FC Barcelona, not without upsetting the management of the Catalan club in this matter.
“In the space of three years, LaLiga has lost its two flagship players. Cristiano left for Juventus and now Messi for PSG. Both leave a marketing void that cannot be filled. Everyone is free to say what they want, but I consider it a personal goal to have been forced to let Messi go because of the consequences of financial fair play. Everyone is free to think what they want, but I consider that it is to score an own goal to have been obliged to let Messi go as a result of the rules of financial fair play ”, declared. the former boss of Bayern Munich before adding: “we saw it coming. When you rack up so much spending, it’s normal for the books to not work out, especially after what the coronavirus has meant to everyone. Barça is going through a complicated but necessary period. Reducing expenses is essential when there is more than 1,300 million euros in debt. There is no alternative. And my good friend Joan Laporta knows it too. “