Lionel Messi Now a Free Agent, Leaves Barcelona

Lionel Messi, the Argentine professional football player who plays and captains the Argentina National Team is now a free agent. This follows the Barcelona Club communication done on 5th August 2021. Messi’s contract with Barcelona expired on 1st July 2021. The club was to renew his contract but was unable due to complications and the financial circumstances affecting Barcelona.

Following several negotiations on the contract renewal, complications got to a high notch leading the club to make such a tough decision.

The official statement released by Barcelona read as below;

“Despite having reached an agreement between Barcelona and Leo Messi and with the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, it will not be possible to formalize due to economic and structural obstacles (Spanish LaLiga regulations).

Faced with this situation, Lionel Messi will not continue to be linked to Barcelona. The two parties deeply regret that the wishes of both the player and the Club cannot finally be fulfilled.

Barça wants to thank with all the heart the player’s contribution to the aggrandizement of the institution and wishes him the best in his personal and professional life”.

What Does it Mean for Messi’s Next Move?

As a free agent, Messi will be free to join any other football club with no costs thereof. This is one of the most surprising things to happen in football history on such a highly-rated football player.

He is considered the best player in the world and is mainly known as GOAT (Greatest Of All Time). This following the many achievements and milestones he has had in his career.

Lionel Messi Football Records

Some of the main achievements he has made include winning a record of 6 Ballon d’Or awards, 6 European Golden Shoes, and being named the Ballon d’Or Dream Team.

All his professional career has been spent in Barcelona through which he has won 34 trophies including 10 La Liga titles, 7 Copa del Rey, and 4 UEFA Champions League titles.

In La Liga, he has amassed a total of 474 goals, 50 goals for the European League, 36 Hat-Tricks in La Liga, and 8 Hat-Tricks in the UEFA Champions League.

Messi is very successful in his career and several teams are set to take the golden opportunity to sign him in. Some of the major teams that had shown interest in him prior to his final time in Barcelona include; Manchester City, Manchester United, PSG, and many more.

Where do you presume him to join next following this communication?

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