FC Barcelona has confirmed that their star player, Leo Messi, will not be staying at the club.
FC Barcelona was planning for the official announcement of Messi’s contract renewal which had been agreed for days – and then today they had ‘new problems’ in the process to extend the contract.
An official statement from the club today indicates that Messi shall no longer be staying at the club due to financial and structural obstacles.
Despite club and player reaching an agreement and their clear intention to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen because of financial and structural obstacles
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 Liga regulations).
As a result of this situation, Messi shall not be staying on at FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately 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.