Premier League alert! Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona ends – leaving him a free agent
Written by Hit Music Radio News on 01/07/2021
Lionel Messi is officially a free agent after his contract with Barcelona came to an end.
Messi‘s three-year-contract with the club expired at midnight on Thursday, leaving him with the choice of extending it or choosing another team.
He claimed he was unhappy with the direction of the team, where he has played for his entire career, and had suffered a humiliating 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter finals.
The saga rumbled on with several sides, including Paris Saint German and Manchester City, reportedly vying to buy him.
Although he failed to sign a contract extension before his current one expired, commentators claim he could be staying at Barcelona.
Messi fell out with the club’s president Josep Maria Baromeu following his denied transfer request, but Bartomeu resigned in October last year.
Negotiations with the Catalan side are believed to be ongoing, but it is not clear when an agreement will be reached.
Barcelona was hit heavily by the COVID pandemic, accumulating debts of one billion euros.
He became the highest-capped Argentinian player of all time on Monday after scoring twice in their 4-1 win over Bolivia.
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