Argentina striker Lionel Messi will go away Barcelona regardless of each events having reached an settlement over a brand new contract, the La Liga membership mentioned on Thursday, citing financial and structural obstacles to the renewal of deal.
“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 La Liga regulations),” Barca mentioned in an announcement.
“As a results of this example, Messi shall not be staying on at FC Barcelona. Both events deeply remorse that the needs of the participant and the membership will finally 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.”
Messi was free to barter a switch with different golf equipment after his deal ran out on the finish of June, however Barcelona had all the time maintained he wished to stick with the membership. The 34-year-old was reported to signal a brand new five-year deal.
Messi had tried to go away Barcelona in August 2020, making a proper request for an exit after a break down in his relationship with then president Josep Maria Bartomeu however successor Joan Laporta, who presided over the Argentine’s rise to greatness, satisfied him to remain.
Messi, who joined Barca’s youth arrange aged 13, is the membership’s all-time high scorer and look maker with 672 targets in 778 video games in all competitions.