Messi is already history in Barcelona. Through a statement issued at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, the blaugrana club regretted not being able to register the player despite having reached an agreement with the footballer. Barcelona clearly points to LaLiga as responsible for this situation that puts an end to the story of the best player in the world at the Blaugrana club.
The club’s statement is as follows:
“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 Faced with this situation, Lionel Messi will no longer be 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. “
LAST MINUTE | Leo Messi will not follow linked to the FC Barcelona
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) August 5, 2021
It was suspected
The continuity of Leo Messi in Barcelona this Thursday currently hung by a thread. When everything pointed to the fact that the agreement between the player and the club was total and that it was only a matter of details, the positions between the crack and the entity became alarmingly distant early in the afternoon of this Thursday.. In fact, in the dressing room they already give up Messi for the next season.
Jorge Messi, the footballer’s father, landed at noon at the El Prat private flight terminal, where he managed to mislead the waiting press. His destination was a meeting with President Laporta to try to close the agreement with the captain of the club.
There, without yet having details of what happened, something broke and the possibility that Messi did not sign with Barcelona took on real shape.
As reported by RAC1, the reasons given by the Argentine are that he is not convinced by the club’s sports project or the entity’s financial situation.. On the station they added that the captains were aware of the difficult situation that the case was taking and sources close to the dressing room considered Messi lost for the next season.