The rumors about Lionel Messi’s renewal with FC Barcelona will not stop until the player himself, the club, and the Argentine’s entourage confirms it publicly.
Who is telling the truth? Rumors come and go about Lionel Messi’s renewal with Barca. Some media point to a two-season deal, but that will become official when the Argentine star finishes his participation in the Copa America with his national team; At the same time, other reports circulating in Spanish newspapers claim that there is no agreement between the parties.
Journalist Miguel Rico released the information about a two-year deal, and according to the newspaper AS, Messi kept his word and Laporta also, therefore the Argentine star will remain a culé player but will also sign to play until 2023.
Of course, there is no official announcement because Lionel Messi is playing Copa America with the Argentina national team, which managed to advance to the quarterfinals of the competition after beating his paraguayan counterpart on Monday with a score of 1-0, both scored by Papu Gómez.
It is expected that at the end of the continental competition, Messi will return to Barcelona to close the deal with Barcelona, since as Joan Laporta announced days ago, there are several sponsors interested in investing in the club, more now that the Blaugrana captain will remain in the team and brands want to be linked with who they consider the best player in the world.
THERE IS NO AGREEMENT
However, the newspaper SPORT says that Lionel Messi has not reached any agreement with the club or with the president Joan Laporta, information that would have been provided by the player’s environment, according to the media mentioned earlier specialized in sports.
There is a proposal from the Catalan club. Still, it would be necessary to define conditions, agreements, and clauses that allow this renewal to materialize, but this will happen formally when both parties can meet and agree on a genuine offer.
At the moment, there is nothing closed, although the feelings are still favorable, but it is not clear or defined the future of Lionel Messi; that is, it can not be taken for granted that the flea will remain a culé player, and not for how long.
FC Barcelona indicates that they will not comment on this or any other information, rumors, and speculations until they reach an agreement with Lionel Messi and close the renewal.
The club azulgrana, for its part, the moment, does not intend to pronounce itself to this or other information until everything is closed and can be made official. The feelings are still good, and the daily conversations, but the agreement will still have to wait.