Football legend, Diego Maradona has reacted to the drama between Lionel Messi and his club – FC Barcelona.
Maradona who turned 60 on Friday, October 30, discussed how Lionel Messi tried to leave Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
“I knew it was going to end badly and I thought Leo was going to leave,” Maradona told the Argentinian newspaper Clarin.
“It happened to me too. Barcelona is not an easy club and he has been there for many years and was not treated as he deserves.
“He gave them everything, he took them to the top and one day he wanted to leave to get a change of scenery and they said no. “What happens is that slamming the door is not easy; there is a contract, a very big club, people who love you. I didn’t do it at Napoli.”
The World Cup winner left Barcelona himself after two seasons at the Camp Nou and then went to new heights at Napoli, but he recalls how it was made difficult for him to depart too.