According to Spanish publication AS, Lionel Messi will remain a Barcelona player after La Liga granted the club’s registration request (via Goal.com).
La Liga has accepted several guarantees from Barcelona about the club’s salary issue, according to the aforementioned source. The Catalan giants have promised the governing body that the pay crisis will be resolved, including a mass exodus from the Nou Camp.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta and Lionel Messi’s father Jorge Messi have reached an agreement on a new contract, which will be made official once Lionel Messi returns from Argentina’s international duty.
Barcelona was late in giving Lionel Messi a new contract due to the club’s financial difficulties, resulting in the six-time Ballon d’Or winner becoming a free agent on July 1.
Despite reports linking Lionel Messi to Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, the 33-year-old is expected to stay with Barcelona for the foreseeable future. Barcelona is expected to offer its captain a new two-year contract, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2023, according to previous sources.
Barcelona are still on the same position: Leo Messi will stay and will sign his new contract until June 2023 in the next days, after Copa America. 🔵🔴 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 10, 2021
No doubt around the club and Laporta – just matter of time to complete everything by financial point of view. 🇦🇷 #Messi
Barcelona is planning to offload high-paid players to make room for Lionel Messi.
According to the guarantees granted to La Liga by Barcelona, the Catalan giants must now sell some of their high-paid players to make room in the squad for Lionel Messi.
Barcelona has begun the process of offloading players. Carles Alena was sold to Getafe, while Junior Firpo was sold to Leeds United.
Lionel Messi’s summer has already begun with a bang. The 33-year-old attacker is ready to sign a new deal with Barcelona after leading Argentina to their first Copa America title in 28 years.
La Liga has authorized Lionel Messi’s registration and this means he will probably continue as a Barcelona player 😍 pic.twitter.com/LPrnMWyShu— SPORTbible (@sportbible) July 10, 2021