For the first time in his entire career, Lionel Messi ended his contract with FC Barcelona. So then, since July 1, the Argentine star is as a free agent and authorized to sign for the club that seems best to him, although from Spain, the information arrives that history dressed as a Barça player will have more chapters, facing the summer transfer market.
This Wednesday, the newspaper Sport announced that the Catalan club and ‘Leo’ Messi have a “principle of agreement” to sign a relationship for five seasons. In fact, both parties accepted the contract time, but it remains to define important details that must also be checked by the lawyers.
"The '10' of Barcelona has agreed to lower his current record by 50%. He has accepted the conditions that Barça has imposed because he understands that the club's financial situation is very complicated and he must be the first to set an example. In fact, money was never a problem in the negotiation. Yes it was the issue of taxation, a delicate matter because none of the parties wants to take a wrong step", said the source.
Lionel Messi, today on vacation after his brilliant performance in the Copa América, including Argentina's title, must review the agreements and approve it. According to the source, it is expected that the official announcement will be made "at the end of July" and that the contract will have a termination clause of "350 million euros."