Mercato: Barcelona, PSG… The Lionel Messi soap opera is coming to an end!
Football – Mercato – Barcelona
While the soap opera Lionel Messi has caused much ink to flow in recent months, it is now on the verge of ending with an extension of the Argentina international to FC Barcelona.
At the end of his contract at FC Barcelona on June 30, Lionel Messi has seen his future be the subject of much speculation since last summer. Indeed, at that time, the Argentine international wanted to leave his club forever, bored by the mismanagement of Josep Maria Bartomeu and the poor results of the Barcelona team. But retained by his management, the native of Rosario had decided not to go to the clash and to honor the last year of his contract in Catalonia. However, elected last March as president of the Barça, Joan laporta had no intention of leaving Lionel messi go away freely at the end of the season. As a result, as he has repeatedly hammered home, he tried everything to convince the six-time winner of the Golden Ball to renew his contract at FC Barcelona.
The extension of Lionel Messi announced this week?
And obviously, the president of the Catalan team would have achieved his ends. And for good reason, after long negotiations, the contract extension of Lionel messi could be announced as early as this week! At least that’s what announces Fabrizio Romano, the Italian journalist also specifying on his account Twitter that the two parties would be active in order to settle the final details of the clauses of the future lease of the Argentine. Thus, confidence would now reign in the file, whether on the side of the representatives of Lionel messi only FC Barcelona. Once this is all set, the icon of the Barça initial a two-year contract with the Catalan club, until June 2023.
PSG and Manchester City had no chance!
This announcement, possibly expected for next week therefore, will officially mark the end of a long series during which the PSG and Manchester city were involved. Indeed, the two clubs have been announced as being interested in the prospect of enlisting the services of Lionel messi as part of a free transfer. But if we are to believe the information from the BBC, neither had a real chance in the matter. Indeed, the English media clarified this Saturday that the number 10 of the FC Barcelona would always have given priority to his training club and that he was waiting for the offer of Joan laporta. Thus, he would have looked for a way out only if this proposal did not suit him. But this is not the case, since everything indicates that the final outcome of the soap opera is expected for the days to come. Lionel messi will therefore not join the PSG and Manchester city and will likely end his career at FC Barcelona, or at least his European career before taking off for the MLS.