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FC Barcelona announced the departure of Lionel Messi on Thursday. Now the Argentina international is looking for a new team and there is no shortage of suitors in the market.
the FC Barcelona was confident. In front of the microphones, Joan laporta displayed his optimism. « The process of renewing Messi’s contract is progressing well. We are all very happy »Declared the Catalan president on July 12th. According to the Spanish press, this file was completed and the signing was to be formalized this Thursday. But an incredible turnaround has occurred in this matter. Father and agent of Lionel Messi, Jorge traveled to Catalonia to meet Joan laporta and finalize the transaction. But according to the Cadena COPE, the negotiations were tense. The two sides failed to reach full agreement, pushing the FC Barcelona to publish a press release Thursday evening: » Although an agreement has been reached between FC Barcelona and Leo Messi and both sides clearly intend to sign a new contract today, it could not be formalized due to economic and structural obstacles. . Given this situation, Lionel Messi will not continue to be linked with FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that, in the end, it is not possible to meet the wishes of the player and the club ”. A situation that would have left in shock Lionel messi, arrived during his adolescence within the training blaugrana and very attached to his team at heart. Messi had also agreed to play in La Liga last season so as not to come into conflict with the FC Barcelona. Now the Pulga vhas to find a new team and different options are presented to him.
PSG, the favorite
Free from any contract, Lionel messi will have to find a team capable of meeting his important salary, but the teams likely to welcome the Argentine star are not legion. However, one club acts as a favorite in this file. With its financial strength, the PSG has the means to afford Lionel messi. The capital club would not have been long in taking action. According to several media, the attacker’s clan would have started to discuss with the Parisian leaders a possible arrival in France. Lionel Messi, himself, would not remain insensitive to the interests of PSG and would have even contacted this Thursday evening Mauricio Pochettino according to information from The Athletic. A very complex operation for the PSG, which must, above all, downsize its workforce, reduce its payroll and sell items. One thing is certain, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi intends to try his luck with the now former member of the FC Barcelona. » Great players like Messi will always be on the PSG list. We are seated at the large table of those who are following the file closely. In fact, no, we are not yet seated, but our chair is just reserved in case ” had confided Leonardo last January in the columns of France Football.
The MLS track remains relevant
According to the Spanish press, other clubs are likely to welcome Lionel messi this summer. According to information from Mundo Deportivo, but also of The team, the player would like to evolve one day in MLS. The Argentine would favor a European club this summer, but if no solution is found, Messi could fly to the United States. The striker may well join theInter Miami, directed by David Beckham. » David and I have worked really hard, we have the ambition to attract the best players here, and Lionel Messi is probably the best of all time. I am optimistic that Messi will one day play with the Inter Miami shirt, as it will nurture the legend of the greatest player of our generation, and at the same time meet the ambitions of Inter Miami owners of build a world class team»Declared last June the co-owner of theInter Miami, Jorge Mas. Moreover, as le10sport.com revealed to you, the franchise of David Beckham is pushing hard to welcome Lionel Messi. And the Floridians can count on a major asset: Antonella Roccuzzo, the wife of the Argentine.
Manchester City and Atlético out?
Conversely, some formations, announced in the footsteps of Lionel messi in the past, would have abandoned this file. This is particularly the case of Manchester City. In summer 2020, the club coached by Pep guardiola was in the best position to secure the player’s services. Finally, the albicéleste striker had made the decision to stay in Catalonia. According to information from The team, Manchester city has since withdrawn from this file. The Citizens , who formalized this Thursday the arrival of Jack Grealish for 117M €, do not intend to make an offer to the Argentinian. There will therefore be no reunion between Pep guardiola and Lionel messi. As indicated byMundo Deportivo, la Pulgaalso unlikely to wear the same jersey as his big friend, Luis Suarez. According to the media, an arrival of Messi to theAtlético is very unlikely as he would refuse to join a Spanish club, to avoid meeting the FC Barcelona. Lionel messi will have to decide and make a choice for what will most likely be the last big contract of his career.