After becoming champion of the Copa América with the Argentine National Team for the first time in his career, and when everything seemed to be agreed with FC Barcelona to continue at the club and share a squad with Sergio Agüero, brand new reinforcement of the institution, history gave an unexpected twist and Lionel messi will not continue in the group “Culé”.
The entity itself “Blaugrana” confirmed it on his official Twitter account, after rumors that they had not been able to reach an agreement between the club and La Liga de España due to the regulations of the organizers of the contest.
“Despite having reached an agreement between FC Barcelona and Leo Messi and with the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, It cannot be formalized due to economic and structural obstacles (Spanish LaLiga regulations).
In this situation, Lionel Messi will not continue linked to FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of both the player and the Club cannot finally be fulfilled.
Barça would like to thank with all its heart the player’s contribution to the enhancement of the institution and wishes him the best in his personal and professional life “says the statement, which at this time cannot be viewed on the official website due to a worldwide drop in the number of requirements.
One of the most important obstacles that FC Barcelona has encountered in this negotiation has been the club’s salary limit, which was very high and which has been restrictive to renew Messi as well as to reinforce himself with new players, while he negotiated with Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba a salary reduction that would help solve the situation. The non-signing of “Cuti” Romero and the “uncompetitive” team according to the star himself were other reasons that helped the decision.