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Barcelona working on a contract extension for Lionel Messi

VALENCIA, SPAIN - MAY 11: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona smiles during the La Liga Santander match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium on May 11, 2021 in Valencia, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
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FC Barcelona’s presently working on extending Lionel Messi’s contract. Lionel Messi’s current contract shortly expires on June 30th, 2021. Messi’s reported pleasure since hiring new FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta encouraged his desire to renew.

Lionel Messi’s representatives, including his agent and father, Jorge Messi, in addition to his legal team, are currently in discussions. FC Barcelona’s reportedly paying the Argentinian superstar a gigantic sum of money. Messi’s new contract will be similar to his current deal, easily the highest in the history of all sports.

FC Barcelona’s financial crisis , with over 1.3 billion euros of debt appears to have not stopped the Laporta regime.

Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum quickly signed following the expiration of his Liverpool contract. Wijnaldum’s contract runs until 2024, with a reduced salary owing to Barca’s debt.

Fellow Dutchman Memphis Depay is also joining FC Barcelona on a free transfer from Olympique Lyon. Depay’s excellent play with the Ligue 1 side convinced FC Barcelona to agree to terms with the Dutch attacker. Both Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay will have their medical exams at the Dutch Euro 2020 camp.

In addition to Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum, FC Barcelona also signed Sergio “Kun” Aguero. Aguero correspondingly arrives on a free transfer from Manchester City FC. Aguero, whose known to be a close friend of Lionel Messi, signs a 2-year contract with FC Barcelona.

This comes after a dramatic saga the year previous, in which Messi leaving FC Barcelona was a real possibility. No one would blame the Argentinian for doing so as well, with many reasons and suitors. However, for at least the near future, Lionel Messi will stay in Barcelona.

Barcelona’s Deadwood

In addition to rumored sales of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, helping Barcelona’s debt. The subsequent signings are enough to convince Lionel Messi to return to Barcelona.

Philippe Coutinho’s disastrous move to FC Barcelona may reach its end this summer, with Everton and Serie A rumored destinations. Senior squad members Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquetes, and Jordi Alba are all rumored to leave as well.

With Lionel Messi’s resigning and brand new transfers, FC Barcelona look to return to glory.

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