Messi’s renewal seems to be stuck waiting for the “exit operation” to begin to take shape. The club has to comply with the financial FairPlay and release a salary mass to be able to carry out the renewal of the Argentine.
Meanwhile, Leo Messi is devoting himself to strolling through the South American stadiums, undoubtedly being the best player of the tournament. At this point he is the top scorer, the top assistant, the top dribbler and the player who generates the most chances in the entire championship.
The most exaggerated thing about this situation regarding his game is that despite being 34 years old it does not surprise absolutely anyone, and that is that Messi is showing once again that he is worth every penny that Barça has been paying for him. That does not mean that taking into account the critical financial situation of the club, he shows his love for the shield and the salary is lowered a little.
Barça has wanted to show calm and maintain calm among all its loyal fans with statements from the president in which he hinted that the possibility of the Argentine star leaving the entity this summer is negligible.
The sports press has been trying to destabilize relations between Leo and Barça for a year without much success. The unfounded rumors of a possible transfer have happened month after month on the shores of the Camp Nou, without any of them coming to fruition.
A key factor in convincing Messi that his future must not yet be separated from Barça has been, in addition to the existence of a sports project, the arrival of Joan Laporta to the presidency. They have known each other for quite some time and Leo fully trusts his figure.
The last fringes of the contractual relationship that will link him to FC Barcelona for two more seasons are still being detailed. The deadline for the payment of the salary of the next two campaigns and the occasional small loophole related to minor clauses still remains to be specified.
Messi will remain at Barça and surely once the Copa América is over the club will make it official. Laporta has been very smart in eliminating media coverage of the contract in recent months.