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Lionel Messi reportedly on the verge of Barcelona exit as contract talks break down

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Messi’s contract problem

Lionel Messi, arguably the best player in the world, has been a free agent since July 1, when his contract with Barcelona expired.

The Argentine, who won seven Ballons D’or during his time in Catalonia, helped Argentina glory in the Copa America this summer and should come back with a new, reduced-salary deal on paper.

Two weeks ago, club president Joan Laporta told fans:

“We want him to stay and Leo wants everything to be going well. We still have to deal with the issue of financial fair play. We are in the process of finding the best solution for both sides. “

Then, last Friday, he reiterated that stance and said:

“Everything is going well as planned. Everything is going well, everything is going well. “

As a result, everything indicated that a new deal had been agreed with the superstar.

MARCA report contract breakdown

However, worrying reports are coming from Spain suggesting that talks between Barcelona and Messi have broken down, with Marca suggesting an extension is now “almost impossible”.

The news, if true, would be a major blow to Barcelona, ​​which have focused much of their transfer window on the premise of Messi staying with the team. However, it also begs the question of where Messi could possibly go if not Barcelona, ​​with Paris Saint-Germain being the most immediate logical choice.

Could we see Messi, Mbappe and Neymar in Ligue 1 next season?

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This article was edited by
Conor Laird.


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