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5 Reasons Why Messi's Exit From Barcelona May Be A Good Sign For The Club

It is no longer news that Messi has left FC Barcelona- a club he joined at age 13 and devoted a whopping 21 years of his football career to.

His move to Paris Saint Germain came as rude shock to many fans, pundits , critics and analysts. His exit from Barcelona which is synonymous with his name, was a bitter pill to swallow. Messi is Barcelona and Barcelona is Messi.

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In a tearful departure conference that took place in Spain, Messi had told the world, 'It is over with Barcelona '. He left Barcelona due to' financial obstacles.'

While many are still ruminating over the painful exit of Messi, Messi had landed in France to sign a new contract with PSG- a club that has promised to meet up with his financial entitlements.

However, while many may be looking at the negative impact of Messi's departure from Barcelona, there are positives for Barcelona as well.

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1. OPPORTUNITY TO REDUCE EXPENDITURE

Messi's emoluments at Barcelona is the highest among footballers in the world. His exit from Barcelona will now afford the management of the club to trim down its expenditure going forward.

A contract renewal to accommodate Messi was not feasible because of the precarious financial position of the club.

2. REPAYMENT OF DEBTS

Barcelona debt profile is the highest among clubs in Europe according to Swiss Ramble. Salaries of some players are outstanding, loans/bonds from banks with interest has skyrocketed , and outstanding payments to creditors needs to be settled.

Messi's departure from Barcelona will afford the club an opportunity to settle some of its debts since they'll have no financial commitments to Messi who gets the largest chunk of its revenue.

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3. IMPROVE PERFORMANCE OF PLAYERS

Messi's departure is expected to give Barcelona players a new challenge. An opportunity to prove to their coach that they are capable of rising to the zenith without Messi.

4. RECLAIM LA LIGA TITLE

Last season, Barcelona came a distant 3rd behind Athletico Madrid and Real Madrid in La Liga table. It was the worst performance for Barcelona in 13 years.

With the exit of Messi, the players will fight to reclaim their lost glory.

5. OPPORTUNITY FOR PLAYERS TO PLAY AS A TEAM

While at Barcelona , Messi is looked upon by some of its players as another god . He is worshipped and revered by the players. With his exit, it expected that the players will play as a team and be more focused on team's success.

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