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."
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