From this January 1st, 2021, the star of FC Barcelona is officially “free”. His contract with the Catalan club expires in 6 months. Where will Lionel Messi go?
It’s official from this 1st January 2021, Lionel Messi is a free player. The star of FC Barcelona, who had animated the summer mercato by affirming his wish to leave, should be again the winter issue. Exploration of the tracks already mentioned for the Argentinean.
The Parisian club dreams of hiring Lionel Messi. The arrival of the Argentinian coach, Mauricio Pochettino, is a new argument for the Qataris. The FC Barcelona star greatly appreciates his compatriot, former Tottenham coach.
Moreover, at Paris SG, the six-time Golden Ball winner could find other accomplices: Icardi, Di Maria and Paredes.
It would also be a new meeting between Neymar and Messi, having composed the great MSN (Messi, Suarez and Neymar) at FC Barcelona a few years ago.
This summer, the Premier League club Manchester City was already close to completing the Argentinian’s arrival. The only problem was the price demanded by FC Barcelona, which exceeded 700 million euros. Today, this obstacle has disappeared.
Messi would have been eager to get back to his former coach, Pep Guardiola, but astronomical figures about the proposed salary was also a strong argument.
According to a Spanish journalist at Cadena Ser, Lionel Messi is planning to join the club led by David Beckham in MLS. The Argentinian would have even planned to go to this club with his former comrade Luis Suarez.
Since the arrival of the English star at the head of the American club, Inter Miami has been able to offer this summer great names from Europe such as Matuidi and Gonzalo Higuain.
However, according to Radio Catalunya, the Argentinian golden ball wants to stay in Europe at least until 2022 for the World Cup in Qatar.
If North America is really Lionel Messi’s favorite destination, will he finally extend his contract with FC Barcelona for at least another year? That is also a possibility. Former President Laporta was confident, at the end of November, for such a scenario.
But in December, Messi came out of his silence on the Spanish television channel, repeating that he had been internally chanted, all last year, his desire to leave.
A new case to follow, which promises to be full of new developments.