Joan Laporta, Barcelona president, has admitted that the club and Leo Messi were not on best terms prior to his exit.
The both fell out in the last days as talks broke down over a new deal and Messi eventually left for PSG.
Laporta said,”I think it has been a successful relationship that has lasted many years and in the end it has deteriorated,” Laporta admitted.
“His presentation felt strange. Like all Barcelona fans, I would have preferred to see him at Barcelona, but we have made the right decision because Barcelona is above everything.
“I wish him all the best, I like to see him happy, he deserves it. Now maybe we will be rivals and as rivals we have to deal with him.”