The whole world is attentive to the renewal of Lionel Messi with FC Barcelona. The Argentine no longer belongs to the Barça team, after his contract ends on June 30 and the club does not announce any type of extension of the link to date. Fans around the world are waiting for answers, including some athletes not related to the world of football.
Isaiah Thomas and Kevin Durant, NBA stars, shared on their social networks the news that the Argentine was ending the longest contract in the history of the sport, which determined that he would receive 674 million dollars for four seasons. "My God, I have to get my kids into football, hahaha," wrote Thomas who, at the moment, is a free player like Messi and is looking for a new team after a small contract with the New Orleans Pelicans in the last season.
Durant also shared the post and wrote "Crazy." Kevin who has signed a four-year, $ 164 million contract for the Brooklyn Nets. Lionel Messi's future has been a mystery since the club rejected his request to leave at the end of the 2019-20 season, ending up staying behind and announcing that he would reconsider his options once the new campaign ended. Messi has won 35 titles in 17 seasons with Barça.
The Argentine forward helped win the Champions League on four occasions, La Liga on 10, the Copa del Rey on seven and the Spanish Super Cup on eight. "Lio" joined Barcelona at the age of 13, when he came with his family to Spain to try his luck at the team's renowned academy for inferiors. He made his debut in official matches on October 16, 2004. Two years later he helped Barcelona win the Champions League for the second time.