Best reactions to Messi staying at Barcelona
While some were having Sky Blue dreams involving Leo Messi and Pep Guardiola getting reunited at Manchester City while others were drawing up gofundme donations to 'bail' Messi out of Barcelona, the Argentine great announced today that he will be staying put at the Blaugrana for the upcoming season.
Making a statement by wearing sandals and gym shorts, Messi took no prisoners as he tore into Josep Bartomeu, who he claims dishonoured a gentleman's agreement about allowing him to leave the club without invoking the €700m release clause, and also criticised the running of the club, stating that Barca 'just plug holes as and when things happen'.
Naturally, the reactions were many and varied to an announcement that followed such anticipation and speculation over the past few weeks, and we rounded up some of the best ones!
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Lluis Gene