A real thunderbolt in the world of football! The Argentinean, Lionel Messi, will now leave his club despite the contract that seemed to be already found. The financial difficulties of the Catalan club do not allow to extend the contract of the Pulga, now free to choose its next destination. Here is the press release issued by FC Barcelona on Thursday 5 August 2021.
‘Although an agreement has been reached between FC Barcelona and Leo Messi and both sides clearly intend to sign a new contract today, it could not be formalised due to economic and structural obstacles (Spanish Liga regulation).
Given this situation, Lionel Messi will not continue to be linked to FC Barcelona. Both sides deeply regret that it is ultimately not possible to meet the wishes of the player and the club.
Le Barça would like to thank the player for his contribution to the institution and wish him the best in his personal and professional life.
Lionel Messi is now free to choose his next destination. In any case, PSG and Manchester City have never hidden their interest in the Argentinian number 10.