The reason why Lionel Messi's napkin might not have a buyer at the auction

Lionel Messi's napkin has been reported to be sold at an auction but plans could change.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Lionel Messi's napkin will be going for auction but son of agent will try to spot it.
Lionel Messi's napkin will be going for auction but son of agent will try to spot it.
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Lionel Messi's napkin contract has been reportedly placed at an auction to sell soon. Messi joined FC Barcelona in 2000 as a deal was agreed upon between Barcelona's director at the time, Carles Rexach, and Messi's entourage. Messi was 13 in 2000, and the agreement was made on December 14, 2000.

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The Athletic reports that Bonhams, a privately owned, London-based international auction house, will run the auction between March 18th and Match 27th. The starting price of the napkin is $381,000, courtesy of Argentine player agent Horacio Gaggioli. This historical contract could be sold for a lot of money since it involves the first contract of one of the best players in the history of football. FC Barcelona fans are shocked to see the contract being placed at an auction.

After four years in La Masia, Messi would go on to become one of the most important players in Barcelona's history. In 778 official matches with the club, he scored 672 goals and 303 assists. He won a club record of 34 trophies with a club that includes ten La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey trophies, and four Champions League titles. Messi's napkin contract holds history for what started Messi's journey for the Catalan club, and there is a possibility that it will not be placed in the auction in March.

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Júnior Minguella, son of the agent who helped Barça sign Messi, wants to remove it from auction

Júnior Minguella is the son of the agent who helped FC Barcelona sign Lionel Messi in 2000. Minguella reacted to the news of the napkin contract being placed in an auction. Minguella says, "As a culé, we will not allow the napkin of Messi's signature to be auctioned. It must be at the Museu del Barça." Many Barcelona fans agree with him since it is known as an important piece of football history.

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