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Barcelona may not sign new contract with Messi
On July 1, 2021, Lionel Messi's contract with Barcelona officially ended and now, from 00:00 Spanish time, the Argentinean has become a free agent.

Until now, nothing is known about the new Agreement. Earlier it was repeatedly reported that there was already a preliminary agreement on signing a contract for a period of two years, that is, until the summer of 2023, but the extension of cooperation has not yet been officially announced. It's all about the financial component and Barça is negotiating with La Liga and the Spanish tax service in order to avoid problems in the future.
"We want him to stay - and Messi wants to stay. We have a financial fair play problem. We are in the process of finding the best solution for both sides,"
[i][/i] said Barcelona President Joan Laporta.

As you know, Messi has been playing for Barcelona since 2003. Messi currently serves as captain for Argentina's America's Cup team.

Also, the Spanish press reports that Barcelona may violate Lionel Messi's image rights after the striker officially left the club this morning. And as part of that, Barcelona no longer has the correct posts featuring Messi in a new jersey or anything related to the new season. They also cannot publish content about Messi from the America's Cup, and they should not be able to sell T-shirts for the new season with Messi's name on the back.

However, this did not stop them: the official Barcelona store still sells new T-shirts with Messi on the back.

This could be a hint that Messi has already signed the deal, but it could also mean the opposite, as well as a possible oversight.