LIONEL MESSI broke down in tears as he said an emotional goodbye to Barcelona fans this afternoon.
The Argentine addressed his shock exit from the La Liga giants at a presser at the Nou Camp.
And he immediately broke down in tears as he began to address the media in attendance and fans watching across the world.
The emotional six-time Ballon d’Or winner was handed a tissue by his wife Antonela Roccuzzo to wipe away his tears.
A heartbroken Messi said: “I was convinced to stay here at Barcelona.
“This is my home, our home.
“I wanted to stay at Baraa and it was the plan… and today I’ve to say goodbye after my entire life here.”