Barcelona and Messi are not going to separate their paths. There has been speculation about all kinds of offers and intentions, they have had to forgive each other, fix ties, give the arm to twist and sacrifice in both parts, but it seems that finally the light has been seen and there is a principle of agreement between player and club. The blaugrana team He will give him a five-year contract and must get rid of one of his stars, Messi, according to some media, his salary will be reduced by up to 50%. Finally, after the European Championship, there is a white smoke, they have put on the rings and said yes, they have put a padlock with their names in the Camp Nou and they have bathed in Barcelona in the light of the stars.
We already know that the relationship between Barcelona and Lionel Messi is the never-ending story. We can spend hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades … that will continue together. It will not matter what happens or who wants to leave it, they are destined to live hand in hand (or boots, in this case) and will continue like this until the end of the Argentine soccer days.
And yes, it is good news, but it is because of the conditions. It would not have been good news for Barcelona if Lionel Messi continued with a salary of 50 million euros net and signing for only 1 year, with the negotiation summer after summer. Nor would it have been good news for Messi if he had not been valued, promised a competitive project and given an almost lifetime stability to get where he wants in football.
Because yes, because Messi is Barcelona and Barcelona is Messi. The relationship between player and club has crossed all the limits of sentiment and they can no longer leave. Laporta has achieved the objective for which he became president. Now, starting with Messi, to build and succeed again.