Earlier, according to information from Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona was finalizing the final details of Messi’s new contract. It is likely that the Argentine superstar will sign an official contract with the Nou Camp team before the match against Juventus in the Joan Gamper Cup friendly tournament on August 9. Messi is also willing to reduce his salary by 50%, accepting to share financial difficulties with the club.
Barca faces a new challenge in the process of renewing with Messi
It was thought that Barca’s new contract with Messi would be completed in the next few days, but a series of major newspapers in Spain reported the opposite. Specifically, Marca reported: “There were big surprises in the meeting between the two sides today and Messi seems CANNOT renew his contract with Barca.
Meanwhile, the famous journalist Gerard Romero also confirmed the same: “The current situation is irreversible – Messi will NOT RENEW and is farther away from Barca than ever. He told the rest of the captains that he would not renew yesterday, as he did not believe in the current project of the team.
According to RAC1: “Messi does not see the economic situation and sports projects in Barca favorable. He DON’T WANT an extension.”
Prestigious Italian journalist – Fabrizio Romano also confirmed Barca’s process of negotiating to keep Messi suddenly had a big turn: “Barcelona has planned for an official announcement before the game in the Gamper Cup takes place and all agreed many days ago. However today they have a new problem in the contract renewal process. The issues have been confirmed – but Barca and Messi will continue to negotiate to resolve the situation.”
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Will Messi leave Barca?
Meanwhile, according to Goal, Messi has never even wanted to discuss further about re-signing with Barca. Even the negotiations between the two sides have reached an impasse and seem impossible to resolve.
Continuously large newspapers are reporting, making the accuracy of information increasingly high. Either way, it’s clear that Messi’s contract is still in big trouble.