The renewal (or signing) of Leo Messi is one of the most anticipated moments for Barcelona fans this summer, but it seems that they will still have to wait at least one more week for that to happen.
From Barcelona they try to transmit normality and tranquility and they trust that sooner or later the Argentine crack will end up stamping his signature on a new contract, in fact an agreement has already been reached between the parties and the matter is in the hands of the lawyers. But until Messi does not sign the market in the Barça team, he is blocked and that is what worries the club the most.
From the newspaper Sport They point out that the technical secretariat is in a hurry to resolve Messi’s future at once, but negotiation sources confirmed to the aforementioned media that it will still take a few days to become official and the final signature could arrive the first week of August.
At the moment the Argentine player is on vacation after proclaiming himself champion of the Copa América with his national team. Next Monday, August 2, he is scheduled to join the preseason and it would be from that date when Messi’s renewal is officially announced.
They add from the newspaper Sport, that once Messi signs his new contract and his future is assured, it will already be easier to continue with the rest of the operations that the club has in hand, both in departures either as transfer or transfers, or in terms of the salary reduction that they will have to face, above all, the heavyweights of the locker room.
Recall that in most European leagues the transfer market closes on August 31, and of the big five, Ligue 1 closes on September 20. The clock runs against Barcelona to release all the players that Ronald Koeman does not have.