Xavi comments on Messi's PSG move

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FC Barcelona icon Xavi Hernandez has shared his view on his former teammate Lionel Messi's exit from the Camp Nou and subsequent move to Paris Saint-Germain.   

Just two days after the Argentine's tearful press conference in which he said farewell to Barcelona, Messi was in the French capital of Paris to complete a move to PSG. 

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Following the confirmation of the 34-year-old's transfer after 21 years with the Catalan giants, one of his most successful teammates has shared his feelings on the move.

Xavi shared a dressing room with the six-time Ballon d'Or winner for a decade, and today they still are close friends, but he is sad that the Argentine was unable to continue at Barca.

"I'm just so sad for Leo, it's a pity to see he and the club couldn't find a solution," the 41-year-old said in an interview with The Times.

"I know that Leo wanted to stay, but in the end, it could not be sorted. 

"The only thing I can say now is that I will miss him a lot. It's even hard for me to picture Messi with a shirt other than Barca's.

"It's sad for Leo, especially for how I saw him emotionally at the Camp Nou the other day, but for FC Barcelona as well." 

To see Messi's arrival in Paris, scroll through the gallery below 

 

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