Okay, yes there are some good points in there and Guillem Balague is definitely a notable figure when it comes to Spanish football but I think we’re reading into it all too much.
Lionel Messi said he may not stay at Barcelona forever. Okay. It’s not the end of the world. He does have his personal problems, the tax deal being the big one, but he’s not gone off the deep end. He definitely seems pretty happy on the pitch lately. Breaking all those records helps, I’m sure. As for his issues with the board, well, he just may stay there longer than them in the end when the new set of elections come about.
What Balague says towards the end of the article is true though, his brilliance should definitely be enjoyed and not constantly compared with other greats or his contemporaries.