Barcelona has come out to confirm that Lionel Messi will not sign a new contract at the club. This was recently revealed in a club statement, and the world has been reacting.
According to Barca, despite the club and player reaching an agreement and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract, financial and structural obstacles made it impossible.
The Spanish giant added that both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled.
It 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.”
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