After slamming the door of FC Barcelona in a spectacular way asking to go free in the summer of 2020, Lionel Messi had to come back sheepishly, the Catalan club having made him understand that he had a contract to respect.
In order not to make the mess even more in the club, the Argentinian complied, even if his president Josep Maria Bartomeu had always repeated that the six-fold Ballon d’Or could leave the club when he wanted. Result, Messi will play a new season under the colors of Blaugrana, but it will be the last. New club manager, Ronald Koeman was able to discuss with Lionel Messi after this tumultuous summer, and according to The Mirror, the Dutch technician understood that the Argentine had no intention of extending his contract, and that absolutely nothing could change his mind.
Even in the event of a superb season, change of president, recruitment of Neymar, Lionel Messi has decided to slam the door of a club which is seriously starting to tire him, and where he considers himself too little defended, and always pointed at finger in case of problem. The decision is therefore taken, and it risks putting several clubs on the teeth, Manchester City and PSG, who obviously refused to pay the 700 ME of its release clause last summer, will this time have plenty of time to concentrate their financial efforts on the salary of La Pulga, which will not be trivial. In any case, this data is to be taken into account at a time when Paris SG is also setting goals for its part, with the contract extensions of Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.