Barcelona President Joan Laporta, 59, announced during a press interview last Thursday that Argentine star Lionel Messi, 34, is close to renewing his contract with the Catalan club.
Laporta said in a statement on the famous Spanish “El Chiringuito” program, “Everything is going well and for the new Lionel Messi contract, but it needs some patience and everything will be completed within the next few days.”
🔴🎙️LAPORTA, on the ‘MESSI Case’: “The club is WORKING WELL. We are very satisfied with how everything is progressing”
– El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) July 15, 2021
The Spanish League, “La Liga,” headed by Javier Tebas, has not yet confirmed its approval of Messi’s new contract with Barcelona, and its compatibility with the Financial Fair Play Law.
Messi and Barcelona
And the Spanish sports newspaper, “Esportio”, reported in a report published earlier, that Barcelona hopes to confirm the deal this week with Argentine star Lionel Messi.
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And the newspaper indicated, that it is certain that the end of Messi’s career will be with the Barcelona team, as a five-year contract was agreed upon, and when his contract expires, he will be 39 years old.
The contract also includes a penalty clause of 600 million euros, equivalent to 709.2 million dollars.
In the same context, a French newspaper revealed that Paris Saint-Germain decided to completely abandon the idea of contracting Argentine star Lionel Messi, 34, during the current summer transfer season.
And the newspaper reported, that Paris Saint-Germain is no longer working on the Messi deal file, although the transfer market extends to the end of next August.
Laporta contracted with Depay, Aguero and Garcia for free .. and is close to signing a new contract with Messi with a 50% reduction of his salary 👏
This is how things are managed, Bartomeu.. After he officially asked to leave the previous season, Messi will stay 😉 pic.twitter.com/sx0ZvF6nAE
— Kooora (@kooora) July 14, 2021
She added, “The Messi deal file has been closed by the Paris Saint-Germain administration, and there is no need to reopen it again.”
This comes due to the financial pressures regarding salaries in the Paris club, with the presence of the Brazilian Neymar, the French Kylian Mbappe, the arrival of the Dutchman Jorginho Wijnaldum and the Spaniard Sergio Ramos.
As well as the Moroccan international player Ashraf Hakimi, whose management paid $60 million to join him, and the approach of contracting with Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Messi contract expires
Lionel Messi’s contract expired on the 30th of last June, after which he became a free player, but the player did not want to leave the Catalan club despite the tempting offers to sign him, and his desire to stay with Barcelona, which began 13 years ago.
Messi won his first title with the Argentine national team, after he managed to win the Copa America after defeating the host team, “Brazil”, with a clean goal without a response.
🗣️ Laporta: “We are very satisfied with how everything is progressing, but you already know that it is a special market that requires patience, skill and some juggling, but I think that as the summer progresses we will be able to give good news” https: // t.co/MH9KKdQI5n
— Mundo Deportivo (@mundodeportivo) July 15, 2021
Messi’s title with the Argentine national team is the 15th in the history of the team’s career, and the first since 1993.
Despite the financial crisis suffered by the Spanish club Barcelona, he managed to preserve his Argentine gem Messi from leaving the ranks of the Catalan team, and the player is likely to give up part of his salary in order to continue with the team.
It is noteworthy that the Argentine star, Lionel Messi, played 778 games with the Spanish club Barcelona, in which he scored 672 goals, and won 35 titles during his career with the Spanish “Blaugrana” team.
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