Barcelona Removes Messi’s Poster Outside Camp Nou
Barcelona pulled down Lionel Messi’s posters outside the Camp Nou on Tuesday, as the player closes in on a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
The LaLiga club only announced Messi will be leaving last Thursday.
The 34-year-old then bid an emotional farewell in a press conference on Sunday.
Barca have now begun their new era by removing pictures of their former captain from the club’s surroundings.
Messi took centre stage in a large image of players including goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter-Stegen, Gerard Pique and Antoine Griezmann, but construction workers took down the strips showing his face.
The entire poster on the side of the 99,000-seater stadium was removed.
Club officials were also seen taking down smaller, street-side posters with the Argentina skipper’s face on it.
Messi, who scored 672 goals in 778 matches for Barcelona and won 35 trophies in the process, has already arrived in Paris to finalize his transfer.