Messi: Barcelona and LaLiga Santander’s most precious treasure that nobody can afford to lose
Lionel Messi just keeps on breaking records, and none can evade his grasp, but his contract set to expire in this current campaign.
The No.10 has made every Barcelona and LaLiga Santander record his own, and he flies the flag for his club and the league in which he plays. Nobody wants him to leave this summer, not at the Camp Nou, nor at LaLiga.
Against Real Sociedad, Messi finally overtook Xavi Hernandez‘s appearance record with his 768th for the club. On top of that, he has won more titles for Barcelona than anyone on 34. As if that wasn’t enough, he is by far the most outstanding footballer to ever set foot in LaLiga Santander, and it’s not even close.
Messi has more goals – 466 – than anyone in Spain’s top tier, he has more wins – 379 – than anyone else, and the most braces – 131 – than anybody. No one has more than his 36 hat-tricks, nobody has scored against more than his 38 opponents, and not a single soul has more than his 50 goals in a season, with that milestone coming in 2011/12. His 206 assists are better by, unsurprisingly, nobody.