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Lionel Messi - Barcelona contract expires: what next?

Lionel Messi – Barcelona contract expires: what next?

Lionel Messi has been on a free transfer since Wednesday night. The 34-year-old Argentine’s contract with FC Barcelona expired on June 30 and has yet to be extended. Barcelona had actually hoped that a new working paper for its star could be completed by June 30.

However, Barcelona still believes that Messi will sign a new contract, and club officials in the person of president Joan Laporta and the player’s side in the personality of Messi’s father and agent Jorge are in constant contact. However, the agreement remains complicated due to the complex requirements of the uncertain financial situation of Messi and Barcelona.

According to the information received from Spox And the Goal In addition to economic and tax issues, the negotiations also address Messi’s image rights. In addition, the six-time world footballer wants to make sure that Barcelona will be able to build a team around him in a short time that will be able to compete at the highest level.

Last season, the Catalan team won the King’s Cup, but did not get anything in the League and the Champions League.

The fact that Messi is currently without a contract does not simplify the situation. If he signs a new contract, Barcelona will have to re-register him as a new La Liga signing. The club will then be asked to find a creative solution to integrate Messi into the league’s financial framework.

Messi focuses only on Copa America

La Liga president Javier Tebas recently warned Barcelona that they will have to cut their salary structure if Messi is re-registered for the 2021/22 season.

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Despite all this, the likelihood of Messi signing a new contract is high. According to the information received from Spox And the Goal However, La Pulga wants to focus fully on the Copa America for the time being, as he and Argentina face Ecuador in the quarter-finals on Saturday night.