Register Login Scores

LaLiga

Official: Barca Confirm New Captain After Messi Exit

LaLiga giants FC Barcelona have confirmed their new captain for the upcoming season after Lionel Messi's surprise departure.

Read: Report: Barca Planning To Block PSG From Signing Messi

The Argentine superstar bid an emotional farewell at the Camp Nou on Sunday after it was confirmed he will not be returning ahead of the 2021/22 season.

The Catalan giants then confirmed later that day that veteran midfielder Sergio Busquets will take over the captain's duties for the new campaign.

“It is a pride to be the captain," Busquets said on Sunday evening before the Joan Gamper Trophy.

“I have had great examples with Carles Puyol, Xavi and Leo. Thank you Leo for taking Barça to the highest level… Eternal thanks Leo."

The Catalan giants will begin their quest to reclaim the LaLiga title on Sunday against Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou.

Click through the gallery below to see Barcelona's new away kit: 

Transfer Update: Mbappe

Official: 12 Transfers You May Have Missed

Report: Barca Make Last-Ditch Contract Offer To Messi

3 comments

Top 5

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

1 Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

'Chiefs Didn't Do Justice... I Told Bobby I'm Not Happy'

165 Jan 28, 2022 11:52 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

5 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

From Boy To Man: Mokoena Sends Touching Message To SSU

5 Jan 28, 2022 08:46 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Agent Confirms Mokoena Deal!

222 Jan 25, 2022 02:49 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Gallery: Chiefs Get Busy With Camp In Cape Town

24 Jan 24, 2022 11:03 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Clubless Mabokgwane Closing In On Next Club?

2 Jan 28, 2022 01:32 PM in Siyagobhoza

'World Richest Footballer' Finds New Club

9 Dec 27, 2021 02:35 PM in World News

Pirates Make Decision On Bucs Twin Star?

10 Jan 28, 2022 01:17 PM in Orlando Pirates

All The Stadiums That Will Host Afcon Matches

2 Dec 10, 2021 07:29 PM in African Football