One of the Bayern Munich stars, Thomas Muller, also shared his opinion regarding the news of Lionel Messi’s departure from Barcelona in the transfer market this summer.
According to the news, Lionel Messi has submitted a request for contract termination to Barcelona’s management. His current contract has one year left, but Messi is determined to leave Camp Nou.
This was due to the captain’s disappointment regarding the end of the Barcelona story this season. As is known, Barcelona marked the end of their journey this season with a tragic 2-8 defeat of Bayern Munich in the European Champions League quarter-finals.
Not to mention, the fact that the club did not manage to win a single title, made Messi even more determined to leave Camp Nou.
Of course, if his departure is inevitable, it means that Messi will end his story with Barcelona that has been going on since the player was 12 years old.
Many football figures have commented on this matter, including one of the mainstay stars of Bayern Munich, Thomas Muller.
“The day Messi and Barcelona part will come at a certain moment. Of course, you would have thought it would happen when he ended his career but now it looks like it will be different,” Muller said while speaking at Hoffner’s promotion event as quoted by Goal.
According to Muller, Messi is one of the best in the history of football, perhaps the best in the last century.
“Lionel Messi is one of the best footballers on the planet, maybe even the best in the last 100 years, although everyone will have their own opinion,” said Muller.
Messi’s departure from Barcelona is tantamount to Pele’s retirement from the green field. According to Muller, this actually makes football more interesting because no one dominates.
“If you ask Pele, he might see it very differently! Now there will be changes and it can make football interesting.”
“Apart from the Barcelona fans, which I understand, no one looks at this badly, but they are curious about what will happen next,” he said.