Lionel Messi’s long-term soccer partnership with FC Barcelona has expired today, 5th August 2021, according to an official statement made by the club on its website some few hours ago.
Though both parties reached a mutual agreement, the club said it could not sign Leo Messi due to financial and structural obstacles in La Liga making the deal impossible.
The statement read;
Despite FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi having reached an agreement and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen because of financial and structural obstacles (Spanish Liga regulations).
As a result of this situation, Messi shall not be staying on at FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled.
FC Barcelona wholeheartedly expresses its gratitude to the player for his contribution to the aggrandisement of the club and wishes him all the very best for the future in his personal and professional life.
At the moment, there are currently strong arguments amongst football lovers about the next team the football legend will play for, some have projected that he will joining PSG very soon,