Contract expired on 1st July Leo Messi With F.C.B Since then the Argentine player has been left without a club. In July, ESPN reported that the Catalan club had until the end of August to register him. Otherwise, the Argentine will not be able to play for Ronald Koeman’s team until at least January 2022.
On Thursday, Mars and RAC reported that the four-month negotiation had become so complex that it became “virtually impossible” for Messi to sign a new contract.. Some media reported otherwise – Mundo Deportivo said it within 24 hours Barcelona A new contract will be announced. Until a few days ago, the Catalan “Sport” claimed that Messi He will sign a five-year contract.
Lionel Messi leaves Barcelona. It’s official!
Now everything is known – Lionel Messi will definitely leave Barcelona. “although F.C.B And Lionel Messi reached an agreement and despite the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this could not happen due to financial and structural obstacles – he informed the club, explaining this through the regulations. La Liga. This most likely relates to the wage ceiling that Barcelona would have exceeded had Messi appointed again. The club has been trying for months to reduce wages so as not to exceed the limit set by the Spanish League after contracting with Messi. Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto had to postpone their salaries by 40 percent. In addition, the departures of players such as Samuel Umtiti, Miralem Pjanic and Martin Braithwaite have been completed to reduce the cost of maintaining the team. In addition, the situation is resolved in relation to Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho, who may stay if they also agree to a significant salary cut. If Barcelona signs Lionel Messi but he exceeds the salary limit, you will not be able to enter him in the competition. According to media reports, Barcelona, mired in the financial crisis, wants to save about 100 million in this way euro.
“FC Barcelona expresses its sincere gratitude to the player for his contribution to the development of the club and wishes him all the best for the future in his personal and professional life,” reads the press release.
Messi leaves Barcelona. the end of the era
It is difficult to list all of Lionel Messi’s successes in one paragraph. Six times he won the Golden Ball – the award for the best football player in the world. With FC Barcelona, he won the Spanish Championship 10 times, the King’s Cup seven times and four times Champions League. He won the Club World Cup three times. Last month, he won the Copa America with Argentina. To this should be added a lot of individual awards and achievements, especially the title of top scorer in all competitions.
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