Posted on November 25, 2021 at midnight by Th.B.
FC Barcelona had all the cards in hand to extend Lionel Messi's contract, apart from the financial leeway. Indeed, the Argentine would have failed PSG and Manchester City according to Fabrizio Romano.
The FC Barcelona has, under the leadership of its president Joan Laporta , absolutely tried everything in order to renew the contract of Lionel Messi which expired last June. However, for financial reasons, the discussions lengthened for months although from March 2021, the common will of the Messi clan and Barça was to prolong. During this period, PSG and Manchester City would have approached the entourage of Messi to take into consideration a coming in Manchester or in Paris . But the response from the now former captain of FC Barcelona would have been final.
“I want to stay at Barça. I will find an agreement with Barça. And so, no way ”
“ But then, after being elected, Joan Laporta in April and May was going to check Barcelona's financial situation. And it was more than terrible for Barcelona Football Club to have the opportunity to sign top players like Joan Laporta wanted for the summer. He has not yet signed a new contract. Paris Saint-Germain, with the sporting director, Leonardo and Manchester City, with its board of directors, with many people who know Leo Messi so well like Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain. Both clubs, City and Paris Saint-Germain, have approached Leo Messi's side, but the latter's response has been very clear. I am staying at Barça. I want to stay at Barça. I will find an agreement with Barça. And so, no question ”. said Fabrizio Romano , during a column for CBS Sports entitled Inside the Transfer.